Serbian Inspectors, Prosecutors, Judges and Police Train Together to Detect, Prosecute and Punish Wildlife Offenses for the First Time

26-27 February 2020 (Belgrade, Serbia) – WWF Adria-Serbia and the Ministry of Environment brought together inspectors, police officials, prosecutors and judges from all parts of Serbia to enhance mutual cooperation in the field of wildlife crime. The training was held in conjunction with the CITES Convention Implementation Group and aimed to improve detection, prosecution and […]
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The Serbian Fish Stock under heavy pressure from illegal fishing

WWF and the United Anglers of Serbia are warning the public again this year that, due to increased fish consumption during the holiday season, the existing problems of fish theft and overfishing of many species, even the strictly protected ones, remain unresolved in Serbia. Data obtained by WWF in cooperation with professional institutions and associations show that […]
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At least 10 tons of fish is being stolen every day in Serbia

This is one of the main messages of Dragan Gmizić’s new short movie called „Grabbers“. The movie focuses on illegal fishing, the consequences to the fish stock in Serbia and all obstacles that environmentalists and inspectors from Ministry of Environmental Protection face on a daily basis to tackle this serious issue. The movie is a […]
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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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Beginning of a long-term partnership between local community in Negotin and WWF Adria

Negotin, May 21 – WWF Adria gathered local stakeholders and set up concrete steps toward founding a new NGO, temporarily named “Sturgeon Center” in Negotin. Agreements toward founding a new conservation hub is seen as a great step towards better engagement of the local community, not only in the activities of the “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons” […]
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One More Step Closer to Effective Cross-Border Cooperation on Danube Sturgeon Protection

On the 13th and 14th of March 2019, in Bucharest, regional law enforcement representatives concerned with Danube sturgeon conservation and WWF sturgeon experts from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine participated in the first regional workshop that aimed to share their experiences and build bridges between countries to save these magnificent fish. The Pan European Action Plan […]
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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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Fishing Sterlet in Serbia is officially banned

This is a great success for WWF Serbia, the United Fishermen of Serbia and the Association of Commercial Fishermen. The Ministry of Environmental Protection of Republic of Serbia has adopted a permanent fishing ban on Sterlet, which will significantly contribute to the restoration of populations of this endangered fish species. The Sterlet fishing ban will […]
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National workshop for law enforcement authorities in Serbia

At the end of October, WWF Serbia with the support of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, held a one-day workshop: „Improving the implementation of the national laws for protection and conservation of sturgeon species“, as part of the „LIFE for Danube Sturgeons“ project. The workshop was attended by representatives of the Ministry for Environmental Protection, […]
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Fishermen and conservationists united for five-year ban on fishing Sterlet in Serbia

Scientists, activists and fishermen have joined forces to save the endangered wild Sterlet in Serbia. WWF Serbia, the United Anglers of Serbia, the Association of Commercial Fishermen of Serbia, supported by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), have signed a letter to the Ministry of Environmental Protection requesting a temporary five-year ban on fishing […]
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Two-year ban on fishing Sterlet is one big step in the right direction for Serbia

In contrast to the protected status of Sterlet in other states in the Lower Danube region, where catching wild sturgeon is strictly prohibited, fishing Sterlet in the Republic of Serbia is allowed. The rest of the endangered Danube sturgeon species are already under legal protection in Serbia. Recently the public enterprise “Srbijašume” banned commercial and […]
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Children’s contest „Together for Sturgeons“ in Serbia

In May, WWF Serbia announced a contest „Together for sturgeons“, as part of the “LIFE for Danube Sturgeons” project. The activity is designed for schools in the fishing communities below the Iron Gate 2 dam. The idea is to motivate children proactively research information on Sturgeons, looking for unique archive photos, study materials and thus […]
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