The status of Sturgeon will be revised in the new Red Book of Ukraine

Inna Hoch, ichthyologist and sturgeon expert in the project “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons”, joined the group of experts who will work on the new edition of the Red Book of Ukraine. According to the national legislation, the Government of Ukraine has to publish a new edition of the Red  Book at least once every 10 […]
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National Ukrainian Workshop for Law Enforcement Agencies on the Legal Framework for Protection of Wild Sturgeons

On May 10 in Kiev, more than thirty representatives from key law enforcement agencies, scientific institutions and other important stakeholders, gathered at a national workshop, organised by WWF Ukraine, on the topic: “Existing national legislation on protection, breeding and trade of sturgeons in Ukraine”. Prior to the event, as part of the “LIFE for Danube […]
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Celebrating World Fish Migration Day in our Project Countries

The World Fish Migration Day on 21 April is a one-day global celebration to create awareness on the importance of open rivers and migratory fish. Many fish need to migrate to reproduce, feed and complete their life cycle. Migratory species like sturgeons are severely threatened by man-made obstacles: dams, dikes and sluices, which disrupt the […]
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Second “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons” Stakeholders Committee Meeting in Romania

On 17 April, 2018 the second meeting of important stakeholders for the “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons” project, took place in Bucharest. Valuable input was obtained from representatives of the Romanian Police, the Border Police, the Danube Delta Police, Customs, the Institute for Research and Development of Aquatic Ecology, Fishing and Aquaculture in Galaţi, the National […]
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On World Fish Migration Day WWF and the World Sturgeon Conservation Society call on decision makers to act for sturgeon conservation

World Fish Migration Day is here to remind us how important passable rivers are for life of their inhabitants. This year, WWF and the World Sturgeon Conservation Society (WSCS) mark the event with the Vienna Declaration on Global Sturgeon Conservation. The document is the result of a WSCS initiative in consultations with sturgeon scientists and […]
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Prohibition of fixed gillnets with larger mesh sizes in the Ukrainian Danube delta means better protection for Danube sturgeons

A new gain in the conservation of Danube sturgeons has been scored. In Ukraine, the fishing regimes for 2018 have been approved and include some major advancements to reduce bycatch of highly endangered sturgeons. Industrial and amateur fishing of all wild sturgeon species has been permanently banned in the Black Sea basin. Thus, even occasionally […]
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Regional project team meeting in Belgrade proves LIFE for Danube Sturgeons project is in good progress

Serbia, Belgrade, 7-8 March 2018 – During the regional LIFE for Danube Sturgeons meeting, project partners sat together to discuss achievements, challenges and next steps in the project and to re-confirm their dedication to work jointly on saving Danube sturgeons. Key topics were the project activities with two main target groups: in the first one […]
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World Wildlife Day: opportunity to do our part in preserving our world

World Wildlife Day on the 3rd of March is a global celebration of all the wonderful wild animals and plants found on our planet. On this day we raise awareness of the dangers that threaten the survival of many species. Sadly, some wild species have already become extinct due to habitat loss or overexploitation. Other […]
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SAVING DANUBE STURGEONS selected as one of the best LIFE projects

We are very proud to announce that our LIFE project “Joint actions to raise awareness on overexploitation of Danube sturgeons in Romania and Bulgaria”, implemented by WWF in Austria, Bulgaria and Romania from July 2012 until September 2015, has been selected as one of the Best LIFE projects. This award is granted to LIFE projects, […]
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World Wetlands Day: River alterations affect sturgeons, Danube’s flagship species

We celebrate World Wetlands Day on the 2nd of February to show the important role of wetlands and floodplains for people and the planet. This year’s theme  “Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future” highlights the important role of wetlands for sustainable urbanization. Wetlands contribute in many ways to our quality of life and our own […]
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Our Project Calendar 2018 is Ready for Distribution and Online Download

On our project calendar 2018, we chose to feature an impressive photo of Beluga sturgeon (Huso huso) and to give general information on the status and conservation needs of wild sturgeons. The calendar is part of the information materials we’ve developed and produced for the project: “Sustainable Protection of Lower Danube Sturgeons by Preventing and […]
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WWF and Bulgarian Fishermen Working Together to Save the Sturgeons

This is a short story about a day of celebrations, about the sturgeons – endangered species of the Danube river – and how an experienced local fisherman sees his future. Celebrating Saint Nicolas day on December 6 has a long tradition in Bulgaria. Many stories have been told about St. Nicolas and his power for […]
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