© Alexander Ivanov
Danube sturgeons
have declined drastically because of demand for their caviar
Sturgeon
© naturepl.com / Frei / ARCO / WWF
Poaching of Danube sturgeons
is still a problem, despite fishing bans in Bulgaria and Romania
South Delta Danube
© Raul Cazan
Long life cycles and late maturity
make Danube sturgeons especially vulnerable to overfishing
© Anton Vorauer / WWF-Canon
Fishing pressure must be greatly reduced
if sturgeons are to survive in the Danube
© Hartmut Jungius / WWF-Canon
include all Danube sturgeon species
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