Dušan Jesenšek

What is your motivation for joining the River Intellectuals Team?

In my thirty years’ experience in marble trout conservation in free-flowing, natural and artificial fragmented river habitats, I have seen what the fragmentation of water habitats brings to fish and other river fauna ecology and what it means for habitat forming processes. Only through the research, long time research activities on such relations we can understand the benefits of free-flowing rivers and the impacts of fragmentation.

Why should we defend these wild rivers?

Wild rivers must be defended because of the benefits they provide to the life they support and because of the continuity of habitat forming processes. And because of us, of the energies they provide to us through different activities we do on and along such rivers and because of the symbolisms and emotions that have been shared between us and them.