Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Bringing Salmon back to the Rhine

Salmon used to be plentiful in the Rhine, until a combination of pollution and hydroelectric plants made it impossible for the Salmon to continue spawning leading to their virtual extinction in Switzerland. Recently, a fisherman in Basel accidentally caught a salmon, inspiring a movement to bring them back.

Here's a great video (in English) about efforts to make the Rhine attractive to Salmon once again, and the obstacles standing in the way.

And here is a link to the WWF petition that will be presented to the French government in October. It's in German, but trust me and sign it anyway!

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