Join us for a deep dive into the world of Swimways! On May 25th, from 10:30-12:00 CET, we’re hosting a webinar on “Restoring European Swimways” as part of the Fish Migration Day. Our expert speakers will share their experiences and showcase successful Swimways restoration projects and organizations in Europe, making visible their valuable contributions to environmental conservation. Register now to secure your spot and take part in this vital conversation!
About the Swimways project
Migratory freshwater fishes have suffered a decline of 93% in Europe since 1970, according to the Living Planet Index report. This is the highest rate of loss for migratory fish globally compared to other regions. Based on IUCN Red List data, 28% of migratory fish species in Europe are Threatened or Near Threatened. Of the migratory freshwater fish species in Europe, almost a third (32%) are listed in the annexes of the EU Habitats Directive, with the majority under unfavourable conservation status. The Trans-European Swimways Programme aims to support the recovery of migratory freshwater fishes in Europe through improving scientific knowledge and guidance to strengthen policies, capacity building, and field actions at critical locations.