Cover of the WWF report

New WWF analysis reveals the possibility of freeing 50’000 km of rivers in Europe (8’130 km in France) !

A report released on 19 April 2021 by WWF shows that 935 river obstacles present a strong potential for removal in France.

The study demonstrates the massive potential of barrier removal to restore free-flowing rivers in Europe.

The report ‘The potential of barrier removal to reconnect Europe’s rivers’ analyses a sample of 30,000 barriers on large and medium-sized rivers in Europe, and assesses their reconnection potential for the whole continent, the EU27, and by country, based on the length of river which could be reconnected and the ecological quality of reconnected rivers which could be achieved through barrier removal.

>> Read our April 21 press release in full

> Read the WWF report

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