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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WWF Bulgaria organised national workshop for law enforcement authorities

On the 26th and 27th of September 2018 in Sofia, fifty representatives of national and regional law enforcement agencies took part in a two-day workshop: “Key Institutions and their Role and Responsibilities in the Implementation of the National Legislation Related to the Protection of Wild Sturgeons”. The workshop was organised by WWF Bulgaria as part […]
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Sturgeon experts at course on assessment of habitat and behaviour of migratory fish

From September 17 to 22, experts from the “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons” team from Romania and Bulgaria, together with representatives of stakeholders from Ukraine, took part in a course on “Habitat and Behavioural Assessment of Migratory Fish”, organised by the Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development in Tulcea, Romania. During the course, the […]
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WWF Romania introduced “Active Youth Academy” in fishing communities

In mid-September in Tulcea, WWF Romania launched a new initiative called “Active Youth Academy” for young people in fishing communities along the Danube Delta. The idea is several Eco-clubs to be formed and follow a joint educational programme – “Active Youth Academy”, where young people will be actively educated and involved in nature conservation and […]
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Meet the team: George Caracas, sturgeon advocate in Romania

This month we are presenting George Caracas, Sturgeon Advocate and Project Officer in WWF Romania. He is 31 years old and has been with WWF Romania since 2012. George’s interest in nature started in his early teenage years when he entered a circle of ecologists in his hometown Tulcea. Nowadays, he is a proud owner of […]
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Shortcomings in CITES caviar labelling system poses risk to sturgeons

Geneva, 17 July 2018: Twenty years after trade in sturgeons was regulated, illegal trade in sturgeon caviar continues and threatens the survival of this endangered group of species across the world, according to a new TRAFFIC and WWF study. Published today to coincide with the meeting of the Animals Committee of the Convention on International […]
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Swarm of juvenile Sterlet found by WWF Bulgaria during monitoring expedition

Such unusual gathering of juvenile sturgeon is caused by a destroyed river ecosystem in the region. During a planned monitoring expedition, part of “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons” project, the WWF Bulgaria team of experts registered 100 young Sterlet, found close to Vetren village, on the Bulgarian part of the Danube River. “The unusual gathering of […]
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WWF participated at high level European Sturgeon conference in Vienna

A Sturgeon conference under the Austrian EU Presidency took place in Vienna on 9 and 10 July. High-ranking experts from the European Union (EU) and neighbouring countries met in Vienna to discuss the transnational protection of sturgeon species in the Danube River. The event was organised jointly by the International Commission for the Protection of […]
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Three young Sterlet and Beluga registered during “Sturgeon Watchers” mission in Ukraine

This is the second consecutive “Sturgeon Watchers” volunteer programme in Ukraine for monitoring and conservation of sturgeon spawning sites on the Ukrainian part of the Danube Delta. “In 2017 we had the first pilot “Sturgeon Watchers” project with students from the Odessa Ecological and Kherson Agricultural universities. This year we changed the format and involved […]
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