The African swimways project is aimed to start a movement of people and organisations working together across Africa to save migratory fish and free flowing rivers. The initiative 

was initiated by a partnership between Reaching Rivers, World Fish Migration Foundation, University of Mpumalanga, SANParks, Oak Consultants and BOKU University that are all working together to protect rivers in Africa. 

The ambition is to get this theme on the political agenda and create commitment to make change. Currently a supportive network is being created across Africa, where organisations, practitioners and managers can share knowledge and discuss solutions. Visit World Fish Migration Foundation’s Youtube page to view previous online webinars from Africa. There you will learn about what organisations are doing improve river connectivity and fish passage and how they are creating awareness to influence policy. 

The next steps are to provide the African Swimways network with relevant information and tools that they can be used to implement projects that can open up and restore rivers for migratory fish. As part of this we propose to work with our network to identify information gaps on migratory fish routes and contribute to improving the global swimways mapping of freshwater fish migration routes. 

Join our African Swimways webinar

25 February 2021

11:00-15:00 (CET) 

We have a series of talks and discussions with experts on fishway designs, dam removals, status of fish passage in Africa, research on eel populations in South Africa and Kenya, river connectivity and more.