12. Project on ex-situ conservation of sturgeons (STURGENE) - START program, EU Strategy for the Danube Region
11. DSTF 5th meeting
Photo: Roxana Mazilu
1. Establishment of the Danube Sturgeon Task Force (DSTF), Vienna, January 20, 2012
During the workshop organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the International Association for Danube Research (IAD) at the WWF headquarter in Vienna, the DSTF was established. An analysis of the state-of-the-art of sturgeon conservation in the Danube River Basin, after the adoption of the Sturgeon Action Plan (SAP, 2005), showed that sturgeon status has deteriorated. This analysis was further used to draft the strategy to implement the program “Sturgeon 2020”, named by analogy with the successful “Salmon 2000/2020” program performed in the Rhine River (www.iksr.org).