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Life on rivers

Steep eroded banks

Steep eroded banks

Steep banks of the river are extreme habitat, where some very specialized animals and plants live. They are mostly created by the river erosion. Please follow and like us:

Natural river dynamics – a key to the biodiversity

Natural river dynamics – a key to the biodiversity

Dynamical, natural river harbors many habitat and the corresponding species of the animals and plants. Such river is in constant rejuvenation and creation of new habitats. Please follow and like us:

The white-tailed eagle

The white-tailed eagle

The white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) is one the largest bird of prey found along the ricers in Europe. It is the ruler of the sky of the floodplains. Please follow and like us:

Gravel and sand bars – where everything begins

Gravel and sand bars – where everything begins

Gravel and sand bars are the layers of the sediment in the riverbed. It is not only the barren sediment; this is precious habitat for specialized animals and plants. Please follow and like us:

Negative effects of the dams on rivers

Negative effects of the dams on rivers

The dams are often advertised as a cheap and green energy source, but this is far from the truth. They have a range of negative effects. Please follow and like us:

Why are wetlands important to maintain good water quality in rivers?

Why are wetlands important to maintain good water quality in rivers?

Wetlands act as nature’s water filters.  The Ecological Society of America estimates that they can remove up to 60 percent of the metals in water and up to 90 percent of the sediment from urban and agricultural runoff. Please follow and like us: