Fish Migration Day

21. May 2022
Eating Fishes and Bicyclistes, 1962
Hundertwasser recognized how important the renaturation of rivers is to preserve biodiversity. In 1990 he writes in his text “There are no evils in nature. There are only evils of man.”: “The brook, the river, the swamp, the riverside wetlands as they are, the way God created them, must be sacred and inviolable to us.
Correcting a stream only has evil effects (…)
Fish die, and there are no fish in the brook because they cannot swim through the regulated channel. (…)
Now, almost too late, this age-old adage is being recognised and the courses of rivers and streams, which had been straightened in concrete channels, are being destroyed in order to restore the previous irregular state. What irony!”