WWF and Bulgarian Fishermen Working Together to Save the Sturgeons

This is a short story about a day of celebrations, about the sturgeons – endangered species of the Danube river – and how an experienced local fisherman sees his future. Celebrating Saint Nicolas day on December 6 has a long tradition in Bulgaria. Many stories have been told about St. Nicolas and his power for […]
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Environmental Crime Threatens Europe’s Last Pristine Forests and Iconic Wildlife

A new UN report warns that illegal logging, illegal caviar trade, mass-killing of wild birds and poaching of bears, wolves and lynx threaten biodiversity and livelihoods in the Danube-Carpathian region stretching over 15 European countries Vienna/Brussels/Nairobi, 22 November 2017: The Danube-Carpathian region, located in Central and Eastern Europe and known for its natural treasures, is […]
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One Year of Project Work for Sturgeons – A Monitoring Visit in Ukraine

  This years’ project monitoring visit – an annual initiative of the European Commission to assess progress on its LIFE projects through contracted experts – was held in Ukraine, between the 10th and 12th of October, 2017. “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons” is one of the very few LIFE projects in which organisations from non-EU countries […]
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WWF’s Sturgeon Team Goes to citiZen Conference

Young people from Tulcea, Romania, had the opportunity to learn about  one of the most unusual inhabitants of the Danube – the sturgeons Cristina Munteanu, Project Coordinator at WWF-Romania,  presented the significance of protecting the ancient Danube species at the Civil Conference organized in Galati by Cristina Diaconu. Cristina Diaconu is among the outstanding students […]
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“LIFE for Danube Sturgeons” at ISS8 – one of the most critical projects for saving the Danube’s sturgeons

From 10th to 16th September 2017, the International Symposium on Sturgeons took place for the eighth time, this year at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria. The project “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons” once again stood out as particularly important for the survival of the last remaining sturgeon species in the area […]
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WWF launches last-ditch effort to save the world’s wild sturgeons

  Vienna, Austria – With most sturgeon species heading for extinction, WWF today announced a new global strategy to tackle the threats facing the world’s most endangered group of fish at the 8th International Symposium on Sturgeons taking place in Vienna this week. Over the past 50 years, sturgeon populations have collapsed around the world due to […]
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The sturgeons arrived to RowmaniaFest 2017, in Tulcea

It is a little past 9:00am when the Tulcea seafront began to attract the early-rising visitors. The end of summer found us exactly where we had been for the past 6 years, close to the people from Tulcea and our friends from Asociația Mila 23 Ivan Patzaichin, at RowmaniaFest 2017. At this year’s edition of […]
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130 kg of Critically Endangered Sturgeon Caught in Ukraine

Vylkove – State Fisheries Agency of Ukraine reported that a minibus with nearly two tons of illegal fish, including 130 kg of critically endangered Russian and Stellate Sturgeon, was detained near Vylkove by the Border Police detachment together with the newly reformed Odessa Fish Patrol of the State Fisheries Agency and the Police. Both sturgeon […]
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The First Project’s Stakeholders Meeting Held in Romania

  ROMANIA, 14 June 2017 – The first stakeholders meeting of many planned within the ‘LIFE for Danube Sturgeons’ project took place in Romania. On Wednesday, 14th of June 2017, WWF-DCP-Romania hosted the event together with DDBRA, which is another of the project’s partners, welcoming the representatives of the Romanian Police, Border Police and the […]
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