Dying for Versailles: Salmon Migration on Rhine

It’s a massive — 71,429 square mile — drainage and historical home to untold numbers of migrating salmon. But careless development blocked fish migration that went on for 500,000 years before humans touched the river. Now critics from various countries say it is time for the French to step up and do their part by making it easier for salmon to cross the various hydroelectric dams near Paris. Jochen Bölsche writes in Der Spiegel about investing in the Rhine salmon’s future.

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