Why barriers are being removed and who are the river heroes behind it?


Dam Removal Europe started officially in April 2016 when a few organisations partnered together and began the first dam removal movement at the European level. After 5 years of research, DRE findings are astonishing; fantastic national river barrier removal inventories, national policies, and overall, important barrier removal successes which were not only positive for nature, but also for people.
This is why, we decided to film a selection of these great cases and show the rest of the world that freeing rivers from barriers it is much more than fish and, we all need to know. Dambusters is a documentary which follows the journey around the world of Spanish engineer, Pao Fernández Garrido, meeting river heroes in their passionate quest to restore their rivers and ecosystems.

The documentary film is commissioned and co-produced by the World Fish Migration Foundation, WWF, and Magen Entertainment, with the support of Wetlands International, The Nature Conservancy, the European Anglers Alliance, Nationale Postcode Loterij, the Life Programme of the European Union, Mulago, Biohabitats and the ForestPeace Foundation.

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The ultimate love story of fish and rivers

Love Flows

Love Flows' brings to life the challenges that voiceless rivers and fish face against threats but more importantly, what we are doing to help improve the situation. It captures the growing passion of thousands of people from across the globe that join together to celebrate their love and work for rivers and fish.

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