Biodiversity Crisis on the Dee

October 11, 2021

The River Dee and its salmon stock are part of the global biodiversity crisis and under threat from climate change. Last night, in the lead up to the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow in November, the River Dee salmon story was told on Channel 4 news in a beautiful but alarming film by wildlife filmmaker, Cam Robinson, and Picture Zero Productions.

The decline in salmon, the loss of habitat, and now the warming of the river from climate change, threaten the survival of our Atlantic salmon. We must act now to prevent warming waters contributing to the extinction of this iconic species.

The River Dee Trust and Dee Fishery Board have been planting riverbank trees for the last 8 years to provide cooling shade for the river and save our salmon. Anyone wanting to help can contribute to the Million Trees campaign. This is part of our wider efforts to restore habitat for salmon and other biodiversity dependent on the river.

The 6-minute film can be watched here - https://www.channel4.com/news/warmer-temperatures-threatening-biodiversity-in-scotland

The film was produced for the Channel 4 News Film Fund.