UC Life Denmark

On the bottom of the Suså river lives the Thick Shelled River Mussel (Unio crassus). But there are only a few living specimens left. Therefore, the EU has granted 9.3 million DKK to the municipality of Næstved to improve its living conditions and create more habitats. The goal is that in five years there will be 7.000 Thick Shelled River Mussel in the Suså river, and more fish species.

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Projekt area

The read line shows the project area in the Suså.

Watch a video about the Thicked Shelled River Mussel

…and how the females secure the next generation.

A video about the Thick Shelled River Mussel

UC Life Denmark

This project – LIFE 15 NAT/DK/000948 UC Life Denmark – is partially funded by the LIFE-programme under the EU-Commission.
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