GOALS & MILESTONES

Longitudinal connectivity

© WWF Switzerland

© WWF Switzerland

  • Enabling free fish passage (up-and downstream) at all the hydropower plants in the Upper Rhine (between Strasbourg and Basel)

    Functioning fish passes at Strasbourg and Gerstheim

  • Finding reasonable solutions for fish passage at Rhinau, Marckolsheim and Vogelgrün until 2020

    Organizing a workshop targeting the entire life cycle of salmon, from sea to rivers: Salmon Summit 2015, Huningue

  • Organizing a workshop concerning fish descent, together with ICPR

Re-establishment of suitable habitats for aquatic organisms

Mündung Necker in Thur_205_NVieli

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  • Planning and implementation of revitalization projects: Revitalizing the “Old Rhine” between Huningue/Weil am Rhein and Neuf Brisach/Breisach

Dynamic bedload transport

© M. Roggo

© WWF Switzerland

  • Bedload studies and assessments for critical flood protection projects
  • Implementation of measures according the bedload masterplan in the Upper Rhine

Repopulation of the whole Rhine basin with salmon

C Michel Roggo

© Michel Roggo

    Mapping of potential spawning and juvenile habitats (in Switzerland)
    Media events for the salmon comeback

  Organizing a symbolic journey of a salmon from Strasbourg to Basel and handing over the petition (with over 12’000 signatures) at the ministerial conference at Basel, 2013

already done

The “Salmon Come Back” campaign is launched by WWF Switzerland and coordinated internationally by ERN (European Rivers Network)

The “Salmon Come Back” campaign is launched by WWF Switzerland and coordinated internationally by ERN (European Rivers Network)
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