In Scotland, Extreme E is supporting a project to defend the River Nith and its salmon

The Nith is a river in southwestern Scotland. Historically famous for its Atlantic salmon, it has always attracted fishing enthusiasts and tourists. But, as this video recounts, climate change is putting this ecosystem at risk: powerful flooding has eroded the riverbanks, destroying many spawning grounds; and the emergence of new predators, attracted by warmer waters, has made life even more difficult for the salmon. In addition, illegal fishing has severely reduced the fish population, dealing a further blow to the region's environment and economy. Today, the Nith Catchment Fishery Trust, with support from Extreme E, monitors the health of the river and its inhabitants using state-of-the-art technology to try to restore the best environmental conditions – an effort that also involves young people and the local community.

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