Just One-Thirds Of The World’s Longest Rivers Remain Free- Flowing

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BY WORLD WILDLIFE FUND, WWF

Long free-flowing rivers are vanishing. Around the world, rivers are becoming increasingly fragmented by dams and other development—such as roads or dikes—endangering freshwater ecosystems and the people and wildlife that rely on them.  According to a new study by WWF and Partners only a little more than one-third of the world’s 246 longest rivers remain free-flowing. Read more…

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