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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New Sturgeon Center Established in Negotin (Serbia)

Negotin, May 21st – WWF Adria celebrated the opening of a new Sturgeon Center in Negotin alongside local partners. Founding a new conservation hub is seen as a great step towards better engagement of the local community, not only in the activities of the “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons” project, but in the process of creating […]
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WWF releases more than 20,000 young Russian Sturgeons in the Danube

Belene, 11-12 June, 2019 – More than 20,000 baby Russian sturgeons (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii) swam away into the Danube this week, in an effort to support the natural populations of the critically endangered fish. Russian Sturgeons are one of the four remaining native Danube sturgeon species, some of the last remaining in Europe. IUCN classifies sturgeons […]
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New Active Youth Club for the Danube and Sturgeons Started in Sfantu Gheorghe

With the topic of protecting sturgeons and other key wildlife species getting more and more popular in in the area of the Danube river, the students in Sfantu Gheorghe (Romania) founded Active Youth Club for the Danube and Sturgeons and had their first meeting last week. The WWF Romania team also attended the meeting to […]
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What it takes to be a sturgeon saver

As part of the “LIFE FOR DANUBE STURGEONS” project, WWF has been working hard to urge for regional and coordinated actions in the Lower Danube to help sturgeon populations recover. Fighting overexploitation to reverse the trend of catches that have dropped by 99% in the past three decades is a complex process that involves many […]
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On the International Day for Biological Diversity, Endangered Sturgeons Have Received Much-Needed Boost

Brussels, 22 May 2019 – After decades of plummeting numbers due to poaching and habitat loss, Europe’s sturgeons have been given a sign of hope today. The European Commission and experts from EU member states[1] endorsed the implementation of a continent-wide plan to save the species from extinction under the EU Habitats Directive. This will […]
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The Organisation of Bulgarian Scouts and WWF-Bulgaria joined forces to clean up 10 Bulgarian rivers

More than 350 children and young people, members of the Organisation of Bulgarian Scouts, got involved in the cleanup of ten rivers on the territory of Bulgaria. The Scouts’ initiative is in collaboration with WWF Bulgaria, as part of the wildlife organisation’s holistic basin-wide approach to address the variety of threats to fresh water. WWF […]
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Saving species on the very brink of extinction through conservation restocking

On the 18thof April 2019 two important sturgeon stocking events took place in Baja (Hungary) and Isaccea (Romania) in attempt to stabilise sturgeon populations in the Danube River. These events were part of the MEASURES Project (Managing and Restoring Aquatic Ecological Corridors for Migratory Fish Species in the Danube River Basin) and aim to save and […]
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Galaţi and Jurilovca celebrated their first Earth Hour with breath-taking events organised by the local AYDS clubs

On Saturday, 30 Match 2019, individuals, businesses and cities in 188 countries and territories worldwide joined Earth Hour to speak up for nature and inspire urgent action for the environment. As Earth Hour rolled around the globe, thousands of landmarks switched off their lights in solidarity for the planet. In Galaţi and Jurilovca (Romania), Earth […]
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One More Step Closer to Effective Cross-Border Cooperation on Danube Sturgeon Protection

On the 13th and 14th of March 2019, in Bucharest, regional law enforcement representatives concerned with Danube sturgeon conservation and WWF sturgeon experts from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine participated in the first regional workshop that aimed to share their experiences and build bridges between countries to save these magnificent fish. The Pan European Action Plan […]
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