Environmental Crime Threatens Europe’s Last Pristine Forests and Iconic Wildlife

A new UN report warns that illegal logging, illegal caviar trade, mass-killing of wild birds and poaching of bears, wolves and lynx threaten biodiversity and livelihoods in the Danube-Carpathian region stretching over 15 European countries Vienna/Brussels/Nairobi, 22 November 2017: The Danube-Carpathian region, located in Central and Eastern Europe and known for its natural treasures, is […]
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One Year of Project Work for Sturgeons – A Monitoring Visit in Ukraine

  This years’ project monitoring visit – an annual initiative of the European Commission to assess progress on its LIFE projects through contracted experts – was held in Ukraine, between the 10th and 12th of October, 2017. “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons” is one of the very few LIFE projects in which organisations from non-EU countries […]
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WWF’s Sturgeon Team Goes to citiZen Conference

Young people from Tulcea, Romania, had the opportunity to learn about  one of the most unusual inhabitants of the Danube – the sturgeons Cristina Munteanu, Project Coordinator at WWF-Romania,  presented the significance of protecting the ancient Danube species at the Civil Conference organized in Galati by Cristina Diaconu. Cristina Diaconu is among the outstanding students […]
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Observation of Sturgeon Poaching in Ukraine Is No Longer Mission Impossible

WWF-Ukraine donated a modern surveillance camera to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine The border guards of the Vylkove department in Ukraine now have a new assistant in the prevention of illegal fishing of Red List species, primarily sturgeons. In September, the WWF-Ukraine expert Inna Hoch provided the guards with an external rotating IP […]
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“LIFE for Danube Sturgeons” at ISS8 – one of the most critical projects for saving the Danube’s sturgeons

From 10th to 16th September 2017, the International Symposium on Sturgeons took place for the eighth time, this year at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria. The project “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons” once again stood out as particularly important for the survival of the last remaining sturgeon species in the area […]
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WWF launches last-ditch effort to save the world’s wild sturgeons

  Vienna, Austria – With most sturgeon species heading for extinction, WWF today announced a new global strategy to tackle the threats facing the world’s most endangered group of fish at the 8th International Symposium on Sturgeons taking place in Vienna this week. Over the past 50 years, sturgeon populations have collapsed around the world due to […]
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The sturgeons arrived to RowmaniaFest 2017, in Tulcea

It is a little past 9:00am when the Tulcea seafront began to attract the early-rising visitors. The end of summer found us exactly where we had been for the past 6 years, close to the people from Tulcea and our friends from Asociația Mila 23 Ivan Patzaichin, at RowmaniaFest 2017. At this year’s edition of […]
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”LIFE for Danube Sturgeons” Goes to ISS8 in Vienna

  The International Symposium on Sturgeons (ISS) is one of the most significant events that gathers experts from all over the world to catch up on the developments in conservation of sturgeon populations and to discuss old and new challenges that threat sturgeon stocks worldwide. The team of “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons” will not miss on the […]
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Attractive Celebrations Mark the ‘Sturgeon Moon’ in Bulgaria

  Sofia – At the height of the summer, Indian legend has it that the big sturgeon allows itself to be caught during the August’s full moon and they called this moon phase ‘Sturgeon Moon’.  WWF marked the sturgeon full moon with lunar observations through a telescope, a documentary movie screening, interactive learning games and […]
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Sturgeons at the Canoe Competition on Dâmbovița

Sturgeons became the celebrities of Dâmbovița River on Saturday, 29th of July, 2017, at the third edition of the Dâmbovița Smart River event, which was held in front of the National Library of Bucharest. The event is part of a series of measures whose purpose is to address the environmental restoration in the midst of […]
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Sturgeon Watchers: Already in Ukraine

  WWF, one of the organisations that dedicates significant amount of time and resources to the protection of sturgeons, launched a brand new initiative called Sturgeon Watchers, part of the second LIFE-funded project on sturgeons “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons”. WWF in Ukraine borrowed the original idea of Sturgeon Watchers from the volunteer programme for the […]
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130 kg of Critically Endangered Sturgeon Caught in Ukraine

Vylkove – State Fisheries Agency of Ukraine reported that a minibus with nearly two tons of illegal fish, including 130 kg of critically endangered Russian and Stellate Sturgeon, was detained near Vylkove by the Border Police detachment together with the newly reformed Odessa Fish Patrol of the State Fisheries Agency and the Police. Both sturgeon […]
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