The EU heroes who work on saving the Danube sturgeons

Did you know that the EU brings people together to work across borders and protect you and millions of other citizens? Whether they’re preparing to rush to the scene of an emergency in the blink of an eye, researching the cure for a mysterious condition, or working to make your area a little greener; together […]
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University of Galati hosted the biggest discussion in the past 30 years of sturgeon conservation in the Danube Basin and the Black Sea

120 delegates of the scientific community, fisheries, water and environmental administrations, and representatives of civil society from Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Canada and the European Commission came together to attend the International Conference “Conservation of Danube Sturgeons – a challenge or a burden” […]
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At least 10 tons of fish is being stolen every day in Serbia

This is one of the main messages of Dragan Gmizić’s new short movie called „Grabbers“. The movie focuses on illegal fishing, the consequences to the fish stock in Serbia and all obstacles that environmentalists and inspectors from Ministry of Environmental Protection face on a daily basis to tackle this serious issue. The movie is a […]
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Conservation of Danube Sturgeons – a challenge or a burden?

The Research and Development Center for Sturgeon, Aquatic Habitats and Biodiversity of the University of Galati will host a 3-day event in Galati (Romania) in collaboration with six other organisations – DSTF (Danube Sturgeon Task Force), Romanian Ministry of Water and Forests, Romanian Ministry of Environment, NAFA (Romanian National Agency for Fisheries and Aquaculture), WSCS […]
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Collaborating with fishermen gets crucial to the Danube sturgeons survival

Wherever there is fishing, there is bycatch, regardless if it is fishing in a river or the sea. One of the main threats to the sturgeons, that inhabit the Lower Danube and the Black Sea waters, is that they continue to be incidentally captured along with other protected species, especially by larger vessels that fish […]
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200 kg Beluga released from poachers’ hook lines by the Romanian Police

The Romanian Police officers of the “Danube Delta” Police Service rescued and released back into its natural habitat a 200 kg Beluga (Huso huso), that had been illegally captured. “The sturgeon was found on Saturday, 28th September 2019, in the Black Sea, between the St. George and Perisor Danube arms, wrapped up in 500 carmaci. On […]
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Second Edition of the „Active Youth Club for the Danube and Sturgeons” Academy Was Held in Tulcea

For second consecutive year, WWF Romania gathered middle and high school students along with their teachers to review the past year successes and challenges and to prepare for the activities planned by Active Youth Club for the Danube and Sturgeons in the new school year. The event took place in Tulcea, Romania, in mid-August, and […]
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WWF-Ukraine Sturgeon Watchers Patrolling the Danube Delta Again This Summer

While patrolling down the river the team helped check fish catches. Three out of ten catches included sturgeons. WWF-Ukraine organised its third successful Sturgeon Watch mission 24 June – 6 July, this year, in the Vilkovo District (Odessa Region). Ten motivated, passionate volunteers were chosen from among 96 applicants from all over Ukraine to join the WWF team […]
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The Released Russian Sturgeons Reach Romanian Waters

Two months after the release of the Russian Sturgeons at Belene (Bulgaria) and a month after the first report on their movement, a juvenile sturgeon was caught in the Romanian part of the Danube river, reported WWF Romania on 25th August 2019. Tudor Ionescu, from the Sturgeons Research and Development Center of Galati University, was […]
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First Reports on the Released Russian Sturgeons

WWF’s release of more than 20 000 little sturgeons into the Danube a month ago is undoubtedly a promising conservation activity, aimed at boosting the number of the declining populations of Russian Sturgeons in the lower part of the river. In Bulgaria – where financial resources available to environmentalists and scientists are very limited, the […]
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WWF celebrates the Danube Day with its younger supporters

This year’s Danube Day was celebrated with a number of kids events spread throughout the entire month of June, starting with the Serbian Republican Water Directorate’s festival in Zemun Quay, Belgrade, that took place on the 15th of June. Two weeks later, on 29th June, WWF Ukraine held a games event in the town of […]
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2019 Danube Day celebrated with the first Nature Triathlon “Free Danube”

Ruse, Bulgaria, 29th June 2019 – Nearly 70 participants – residents and visitors of the city of Ruse, took part in the first Nature Triathlon “Free Danube”, organised by WWF Bulgaria, in celebration of this year’s Danube Day. The hot weather in the first days of summer did not affect the participants’ enthusiasm and they […]
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