Save the Oder!
The Oder, one of the last near-natural large river landscapes in Central Europe, is threatened with ecological destruction
The German Ministry of Transport wants an expansion of the German-Polish Border Odra, ostensibly, for icebreakers and the expansion of the Klucz-Ustowo ditch to connect Schwedt to the Baltic Sea for coasters. The governments of Poland and the Czech Republic also want to build a huge inland waterway through the middle of Europe. The waterway known as the “E30” would extend from Świnoujście on the Baltic Sea via the planned Danube-Oder-Elbe Canal to Přerov in the Czech Republic. From there, the North Sea via the Elbe and the Black Sea via the March and Danube will be accessible to large inland vessels. That is why these rivers should also be expanded. The construction of the “E30” waterway would require the dredging, damming, straightening and deepening of the near-natural Oder. This would destroy large floodplains and wetlands that are home to rare animals and plants, including sturgeon, aquatic warbler, eagles and wolves.
Everyone must make an effort to ensure that the same mistakes of the past are not made again as with the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal. Help us and stop the expansion of the Oder and the construction of the Danube-Oder-Elbe Canal.
Save the Oder – the natural river landscape in the heart of Europe.
A coalition of business organizations, companies and ministries from the Czech Republic, Germany and Poland wants to expand the river Oder. The German Ministry of Transport wants an expansion of the German-Polish Border Oder river, ostensibly, for icebreakers and the expansion of the Klucz-Ustowo ditch to connect Schwedt to the Baltic Sea for coasters. Poland and the Czech Republic also want to build a huge inland waterway through the middle of Europe. The waterway known as E30 would extend from Świnoujście on the Baltic Sea via the planned Danube-Oder-Elbe Canal to Přerov in the Czech Republic. From there, large inland vessels should be able to reach the North Sea via the Elbe (as the E20 waterway) and the Black Sea via the March and Danube rivers (as the E80 waterway). Therefore, these rivers should also be expanded. This gigantic waterway project would also cut through the near-natural Oder river landscape in the heart of Central Europe.
Still in need of further information? Do you want to support us to save the outstanding river landscape of the Oder? Or do you have a question?
Please feel free to contact us at info[at]saveoder.org
On behalf of the Aktionsbündnis lebendige Oder
c/o Deutscher Naturschutzring e.V.
Marienstraße 19-20 | 10117 Berlin | Germany
Do you need information on our project?
Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland e.V. (BUND)
Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 5 | 10553 Berlin | Deutschland
Please contact us at theresa.wagner[at]bund.net
ul. św. Wincentego 25A,C | 50-252 Wrocław | Polska
Please contact us at d.chmielowiec[at]fer.org.pl
For Czech Republic:
Dělnická 13 | 170 00 Praha 7 | Česká republika
Please contact us at vlastimil.karlik[at]arnika.org
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