The Zapardiel and Trabancos rivers framed in the integrated project LIFE16 IPE/ES/019 in which INDEPRO collaborates, are some of the protagonists of this documentary that focuses on the restoration and recovery of rivers.
“According to the Atlas of Barriers produced by AMBER, there are more than one million barriers in European rivers. After centuries of intervention, rivers have been modified in such a way that they no longer flow freely, which has a negative impact on the river ecosystem as a whole. Spain is the third European country with the most artificial barriers on its rivers, after Germany and Switzerland, according to the first pan-European Atlas of Barriers produced by the AMBER project. For the first time a figure has been put on the table: In Europe there are more than one million barriers in European rivers. Europe has the Water Framework and Flood Directives, but it also has, for the first time, a Nature Restoration Act in the pipeline with a special article dedicated to rivers. The European Commission proposes to free at least 25,000 km of rivers by 2030. Removing a transverse barrier that has become obsolete is important for the river to flow, but restoring the river ecosystem goes beyond that”.
Watch the full episode at: https://www.rtve.es/play/videos/el-escarabajo-verde/liberando-rios/6749891/