21 May 2016
The World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) is a one day global-local event to create awareness on the importance of open rivers and migratory fish. This event is celebrated for the second time. Over 1000 organizations around the globe are involved.
You are invited to celebrate the WFMD 2016 with us and organize your own event. Together we can make the difference and improve the publics’ understanding of the importance of open rivers for migratory fish.
In 2014 we celebrated our first WFMD on May 24th. It was a great success, with over 270 events worldwide and help from over 1000 organisations worldwide. Some of the achievements included:
Created opportunities for collaboration,
Recruited volunteers, and
Influenced policy makers.
Become part of this and join your event today.
There is a great variation of event: education, active, indoors, outdoors, for both children and adults! In Ethiopia, an impressive parade was held. In the US, children visited fish passages and explored rivers and in Brazil, fish migration lectures were held!
Migratory fish all over the world depend on free flowing rivers. Today, river barriers like dams, sluices and many other obstacles threaten many fish species' survival. Free flowing rivers, that allow fish to travel upriver, increase fish populations in the river and assure healthy river life.
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