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: an 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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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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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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