IGB has presented a procedure for the assessment of fish mortality at hydroelectric power plants. The researchers advise against subsidising small hydropower plants unless adequate fish protection is implemented.
Not only species, but also their habitats and genetic diversity need ambitious, interlinked targets. The study in Science with Luc De Meester outlines the scientific basis for redesigning the new set of biodiversity goals.
In an interview, Stella Berger and Sabine Wollrab report on the first results from the CONNECT project. They also talk about why it is particularly interesting to work in a multidisciplinary team, and how this benefits the project.
What effect does street lighting have on insects and what could an environment-friendly lighting design look like? This is what researchers are investigating together with citizen scientists in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Hesse and Brandenburg.