Connect2Sturgeons – virtual trip to the world of sturgeons in the Danube Delta

The project Connect2Sturgeons is created in WebVR format, which applies the technology of virtual reality in a web browser. The story of the Connect2Sturgeons interactive journey had been filmed in 2018, in the Ukrainian part of the Danube Delta. The virtual trip has 5 different scenes, where users can see the Danube Delta and part of the […]
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Fishing Sterlet in Serbia is officially banned

This is a great success for WWF Serbia, the United Fishermen of Serbia and the Association of Commercial Fishermen. The Ministry of Environmental Protection of Republic of Serbia has adopted a permanent fishing ban on Sterlet, which will significantly contribute to the restoration of populations of this endangered fish species. The Sterlet fishing ban will […]
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Caviar in trade – what you have to know not to harm wild sturgeons

Few foods have captured the luxury market quite like caviar, especially at the festive season around Christmas and New Year. At this time of year, many people are ready to spend more and buy some delicacies such as sturgeon meat and caviar. Wild sturgeons are highly endangered and all species of sturgeons are protected under […]
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Conference on finding alternative livelihood for fishermen

On 16 -17 November in Nikopol, WWF Bulgaria organised a two-day conference on the economic development and future of the fishing communities in the region. The event was part of the project “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons” and had to initiate a discussion on finding new business opportunities, as an alternative to fishing wild sturgeons, for […]
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Hope for sturgeons as European states adopt action plan to save continent’s most endangered fish species

Strasbourg, November 30th – After decades of plummeting numbers due to poaching and habitat loss, Europe’s sturgeon species have been given some much needed hope at last after 50 European countries and the European Union today signed up to a detailed continental-wide action plan to save the iconic fish. The landmark commitment was adopted in […]
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Saving the sturgeons

The EU Protects campaign featured our colleagues for their work on saving the endangered Danube sturgeons. Find the whole article on Europa.eu Sturgeon populations in the Danube river have been dropping over the past 50 years. The loss of this ancient fish would have serious consequences for the health of the river and the Danube’s fishing communities […]
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National workshop for law enforcement authorities in Serbia

At the end of October, WWF Serbia with the support of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, held a one-day workshop: „Improving the implementation of the national laws for protection and conservation of sturgeon species“, as part of the „LIFE for Danube Sturgeons“ project. The workshop was attended by representatives of the Ministry for Environmental Protection, […]
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Two training videos on sturgeon identification available in five languages

Two sturgeon identification videos were produced this autumn as part of the “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons” project in order to help law enforcement officials to differentiate native sturgeon species but also species and hybrids which can be found in fish farms and sometimes also in natural rivers. The videos are quite unique, as they provide a […]
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National workshop for law enforcement authorities in Romania

On the 30th and 31st of October in Tulcea, WWF Romania organised a National Workshop for the authorities involved in the protection of the wild Danube sturgeons. The event was part of the “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons” project, where WWF Romania and the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Authority in Tulcea (DDBRA) are partner organisations for the […]
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WWF Bulgaria sends alert for the start of winter migration of Sterlet

WWF Bulgaria, one of the project partners in the “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons”, used its social media channels to notify fishermen and the general public for the start of the winter migration of the native Danube Sterlet. Earlier this year, during a planned monitoring expedition, a team of WWF Bulgaria registered 100 young Sterlet, found […]
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Monitoring visit in Romania

This year’s project monitoring visit was held in Romania, between the 3rd and 5th of October 2018. A monitoring visit is an annual event, done on behalf of the European Commission, which has to assess the progress of the project “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons” in one of the four project countries. “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons” […]
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“Sturgeon Watchers” at LIFE platform meeting on volunteering

On 19-21 September, Estonia hosted a special LIFE platform meeting: “Volunteering for Nature Conservation”. The main organiser was the wetland conservation project “LIFE Mires Estonia”, which is coordinated by the Estonian Fund for Nature. The three-day event brought together more than sixty participants from sixteen European countries. The main objective of the LIFE platform meeting […]
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