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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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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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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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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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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Sterlet fishing ban campaign awarded for „Best non-profit campaign 2018“

Belgrade, Serbia, 20 February 2019 – WWF Adria has been selected among the three winners for “Best non-profit campaign 2018“, for the Sterlet fishing ban campaign that was held in June last year and resulted in Ministry for enviromental protection to completely ban Sterlet fishing in Serbia, with effect from January 2019. The award was […]
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A 3D Sturgeon can be now seen in Vylkovo

The newest attraction of the visitor center of Danube Biosphere Reserve in Vylkovo city is now open – come to meet the 3D sturgeon!   Sturgeon catches have declined by 99% in the past 30 years. In many areas, including the Danube delta in Ukraine, is now illegal to catch wild sturgeons, but the demand […]
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