Protecting habitats and safeguarding biodiversity
VERBUND invests in environmental protection as well as ecological measures in order to safeguard or enhance the diversity of animals and plants. Expenditure of around 280 million euros is anticipated until 2027 for land restoration measures and the creation of river continuity projects. Of this, around 140 million euros had already been invested by 2018.
Not only fish, but all organisms in and around water, profit from the fish bypasses – or fish migration aids (German abbreviation FAH) - and bypass streams. Biotopes and measures for protection of birds have improved many habitats along line routes.
Further information on the planned network along the Danube can be found on the webpages of LIFE+ Network Danube.
The LIFE Network Danube Plus project connects to the successful Danube projects and together with the Altenwörth fish bypass removes the final barrier for fish between Romania and Lower Austria.