AMBER Research Offers Insights into Meeting the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030’s Targets for Free-Flowing Rivers
AMBER at EU Green Week 2020
November 16, 2020
New AMBER publication in Nature: Europe’s rivers are broken, but there is a fix
December 16, 2020
As featured in the ECRR’s (European Centre for River Restoration) 20th November 2020 newsletter, AMBER research can help support the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030’s target of reconnecting 25,000km of free-flowing rivers by 2030. The ECRR is an independent association, free to voice opinions, irrespective of the interests of partners and supporters, and are the authoritative voice on river reconnection across Europe.

AMBER has produced Europe’s first atlas of in-stream barriers and provided the first comprehensive assessment of river fragmentation based on empirical and modelled barrier densities. The AMBER Barrier Atlas contains 629,955 unique barrier records assembled into harmonised database that is available to download here.

By providing data on the extent of river fragmentation across Europe and the type of barriers causing the fragmentation, the AMBER Barrier Atlas is a valuable tool for Member States when defining targets to not only reconnect rivers, but also prevent further fragmentation.