The World Fish Migration Foundation has received a donation of half a million from the participants of the Dutch Postcode Lottery.
Founder and director of the foundation Herman Wanningen: 'This is a recognition of the work we do and gives a good impulse for dam removals. We are very happy with this.'
The World Fish Migration Foundation is the spider in the web for healthy rivers full of fish. The Groningen-based foundation creates awareness in a positive way, participates in research and helps with dam removals. Dam Removals have proven to be one of the most effective ways to restore fish stocks and biodiversity in rivers. According to Wanningen, there are at least 50,000 redundant dams in Europe, ready to be removed. 'With the contribution from Postcode Lottery participants, we can scale up our foundation. Good news for us and the fish'.