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At the bottom of the river Susåe lives the thick-shelled river mussel (Unio Crassus). But there are only a few living species left. Therefore, the EU has granted 9.3 million. DKK to the municipality of Næstved to improve its living conditions and create more habitats. Exactly what actions and changes that are needed to ensure the survival of the mussel are now being investigated by the municipality of Næstved. The goal is that in ten years there will be twice as many fish species and four times as many fish in the river Suså – more fish are essential for the survival of the mussel’s youngsters.

On this page you can follow the municipality’s work and studies in relation to the possibilities for ensuring the river Suså as a healthy watercourse and get more fish – thus ensuring the thick-shelled river mussel.

Map of the river Suså project:

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This project – LIFE 15 NAT/DK/000948 UC Life Denmark – has been funded by the LIFE programme of the EU-Commission. This website only reflects the views of the author – Næstved Kommune, and the EU-Agency cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information it contains.

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