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 Counteracting Poaching and Illegal Wildlife Trade” with an acronym: “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons”.
The project: “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons” focus is on saving the flagship fish of the Danube – sturgeons. Originating 200 million years ago, sturgeons are an ancient migratory fish which is today close to extinction. The Danube river basin preserves some of the most important sturgeon populations in the world.
Seven organisations from six countries team up to take care of a better protection of sturgeons.
Project countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine
Project partners by country:
Project Management and co-ordination: WWF Austria
Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Authority, Romania
Leibniz-Institut für Zoo- und Wildtierforschung (IZW), Germany
Svetska organizacija za prirodu, Serbia
WWF-World Wide Fund for Nature, Danube-Carpathian Programme Bulgaria
Asociatia WWF Programul Dunare Carpati Romania
WWF International Danube-Carpathian Programme, Ukraine
Project duration: October 2016 – December 2020
“LIFE for Danube Sturgeons” is a project under the European Commission’s LIFE programme for the environment and climate action.
You can download the calendar from here: LINK