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Virtual study visit to LIFE for Danube Sturgeons

We have the pleasure to inform you of this WWF  event:

“Dear sturgeon experts,

WWF’s EU funded LIFE for Danube Sturgeons Project aiming to preventing and counteracting poaching and illegal wildlife trade is coming to a close this year, in the midst of very turbulent times. We would  herewith take the opportunity to invite you to participate in our Virtual „STUDY VISIT“ to our project on November 25, 2020 at 13.00 CET.


This virtual meeting is a replacement for real study visits that where intended to happen in the final project phase, to foster learning, replicability and dissemination. Todays times apparently do not allow for us to travel and meet in person, but we hope to provide a virtual visit that allow sturgeon experts to experience our project activities, hear and discuss about 4 selected case studies that will put the spotlight on successful activities from the project (see factsheet attached).

Here is the agenda of this 2 to 2.5 hours meeting :

General presentation of the project – Jutta Jahrl, LIFE for Danube Sturgeons Project Manager

Main recommendations and achievements from our work with Law Enforcement institutions, Fishing communities and Retailers – Jutta Jahrl

A Romanian perspective of working with fishermen – George Caracas/Cristina Munteanu, WWF Romania 

Brief presentations of 4 Case Studies each followed followed by Q&A

1. Campaigning for a Sterlet Fishing and Trade Ban – Ivana Grubisic, WWF Adria in Serbia

2. Sturgeon Watchers – involving volunteers in sturgeon conservation – Inna Hoch, WWF Ukraine

3. Enabling Fishermen to Monitor Sturgeons – Borislava Margaritova, WWF Bulgaria

4. Market Survey – Jutta Jahrl, WWF Austria 

with the participation of Arne Ludwig, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research 

We would highly appreciate your attendance to this meeting, if you or a colleague in your istitution is interested to attend, please do send an E-mail to Alexandra Petcu, the Regional Project Coordinator LIFE for Danube Sturgeons and you will receive the dial-in options ahead of time. Please also forward to any conservation practioneer you might find this useful for.

I am sincerely looking forward to meeting you virtually on Nov 25th,

kind regards,

Beate Striebel”


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