ECRR statement on the EC Biodiversity Strategy 2030
The ECRR is excited to see that freshwater ecosystems are one of the flagship ecosystems in the EU Biodversity Strategy 2030
In 2020, the ECRR will give strategic priority to river continuity restoration, recognizing the importance of free-flowing freshwater ecosystems, based on a considerable body of evidence and realised benefits. The starting point will be a Europe-wide survey on the availability of national policies, principles, plans, and best practices of river continuity and natural process restoration. The ECRR is confident that this body of work will support the European Commission and the Member States in achieving the target of 25,000 km restored free-flowing rivers.