Betreff: Norway's mighty Vefsna River at risk
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Datum: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 17:03:33 +0000 (GMT)

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13 January 2005 - Action Alert

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Angler's paradise threatened by plans to dam Norway's Vefsna river

Norway's largest electricity company, Statkraft, is set to destroy the country's last, great, unprotected river if plans to dam the Vefsna River are approved.

The Vefsna is a paradise for anglers with its large populations of sea trout and inland trout, and has the second largest spawning area in Norway for the threatened wild Atlantic salmon.

Statkraft's proposed hydropower plant may also affect local populations of the endangered Arctic fox. Read more

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Arctic fox. WWF-Canon / Francois PIERREL

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