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 (short FAH) - and bypass streams. Biotopes and measures for protection of birds have improved many habitats along line routes.
Details on the project to actively interlink the wetlands at Traisen can be found under LIFE+ Project Traisen. further information on the planned network along the Danube can be found on the webpages of LIFE+ Network Danube.
Current projects and measures
VERBUND provides an overview of the current projects and measures for the protection of biodiversity here.