“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 Border Police detachment together with the newly reformed Odessa Fish Patrol of the State Fisheries Agency and the Police. Both sturgeon species […]
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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 representatives of the Romanian Police, Border Police and the General […]
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LIFE INFODAY in Bucharest

Image of the Botanical Garden of Bucharest © Ministerul Mediului – Romania   Bucharest – June 7th & 8th, 2017, The Romanian Ministry of Environment, LIFE National Contact Point (NCP), held the “LIFE Infoday” event at the Botanical Garden in Bucharest to celebrate 25 years of LIFE Programme and the EU Habitats Directive. The event […]
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Successful Sturgeon Projects Presented to More Than 500 Potential LIFE Applicants

  On the 31st of May, Jutta Jahrl, currently Project Manager of “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons’’ was given the opportunity to present two LIFE funded WWF projects with focus on sturgeon: “Joint actions to raise awareness on overexploitation of Danube sturgeons in Romania and Bulgaria” (2012-2015) and the follow-up “Sustainable protection of lower Danube sturgeons […]
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Ukraine and Romania Have Come Together to Save the Sturgeons

A high level meeting organised by WWF in Ukraine brought together experts and relevant authorities and environmental groups from Ukraine and Romania to consider how to save the Danube and Black Sea populations of sturgeon. Sturgeon species have been around since the time of the dinosaurs, 200 million years ago, but for the past few decades […]
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LIFE Programme: Celebrating 25 Years of Support for the European Nature

Brussels – The EU celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the LIFE Programme and of the Habitats Directive with events held throughout the months of May and June. All ongoing LIFE-funded projects were invited to host an open day where to communicate the importance of both instruments, raise awareness about the EU nature legal measures and programmes and celebrate […]
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