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(WORLD WIDE FUND FOR NATURE)

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Editor:
Roselina Peneva
Regional Communications Officer
rpeneva@wwfdcp.bg

Website & Design:
Hlebarov
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Credits for all photos and illustrations

Homepage
Sturgeon on black background © Kichigin-Shutterstock.com
Danube River © Alexander Ivanov
Caviar pot © Shutterstock.com

The Project
Hero image of sturgeon in wildlife © AdaCo-Shutterstock

Danube Sturgeons
Hero image of sturgeon, Acipenser Gueldenstaedti © Lubomir Hlasek / WWF

The Decline of the Sturgeons
Hero image of sturgeons in the sea, border agency action © Evgeniy Polonskiy

Overfishing & the Caviar Trade
Hero image of workers to prepare caviar by removing the eggs of a female sturgeon © FreeProd33-Shutterstock.com

The Iron Gates Damns & Disruption of Spawning Migration
Hero image of Iron Gates Damns on the Danube © Roselina Peneva / WWF

Habitat Loss
Left image of a two year old juvenile Pallid sturgeon in Neosho National Fish Hatchery © Steiger-Meister, Katie, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Right image of a juvenile Lake sturgeon reared at Genoa National Fish Hatchery in Genoa, Wisconsin © Steiger-Meister, Katie, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Beluga Sturgeon
Infographic of blue Beluga Sturgeon full © WWF
Drawing of Huso Huso full © Stoyan Mihov / WWF
Drawing of Huso Huso head © Stoyan Mihov / WWF
Stamp Critically Endangered Status © WWF
Infographic of a blue caviar spoon © WWF
Infographic of a blue Beluga Sturgeon head © WWF
Factsheet Beluga Sturgeon / Huso Huso © WWF

Russian Sturgeon
Infographic of orange Russian Sturgeon full © WWF
Drawing of Acipenser gueldenstaedtii full © Stoyan Mihov / WWF
Drawing of Acipenser gueldenstaedtii head © Stoyan Mihov / WWF
Stamp Critically Endangered Status © WWF
Infographic of an orange Black sea map © WWF
Infographic of orange arrows © WWF
Infographic of two orange sturgeons © WWF
Infographic of an orange sturgeon caught by a hand © WWF
Infographic of an orange caviar spoon © WWF
Factsheet Russian Sturgeon / Acipenser gueldenstaedtii © WWF

Stellate Sturgeon
Infographic of green Stellate Sturgeon full © WWF
Drawing of Acipenser stellatus full © Stoyan Mihov / WWF
Drawing of Acipenser stellatus head © Stoyan Mihov / WWF
Stamp Critically Endangered Status © WWF
Infographic of a green caviar spoon © WWF
Factsheet Stellate Sturgeon / Acipenser stellatus © WWF

Ship Sturgeon
Infographic of lighter orange Ship Sturgeon full © WWF
Drawing of Acipenser nudiventris full © Stoyan Mihov / WWF
Drawing of Acipenser nudiventris head © Stoyan Mihov / WWF
Stamp Critically Endangered Status © WWF
Infographic of a lighter orange fish caught in net © WWF
Infographic of a lighter orange sturgeon © WWF
Infographic of a lighter orange big fish followed by three smaller fish © WWF
Factsheet Ship Sturgeon / Acipenser nudiventris © WWF

Sterlet
Infographic of purple Sterlet full © WWF
Drawing of Acipenser ruthenus full © Stoyan Mihov / WWF
Drawing of Acipenser ruthenus head © Stoyan Mihov / WWF
Stamp Vulnerable Status © WWF
Infographic of a purple fish steak © WWF
Infographic of a purple orange big fish followed by three smaller fish © WWF
Infographic of purple water drops © WWF
Infographic of a purple sturgeon caught by a hand © WWF
Factsheet Sterlet / Acipenser ruthenus © WWF

European Sturgeon
Infographic of red European Sturgeon full © WWF
Drawing of Acipenser sturio full © Stoyan Mihov / WWF
Drawing of Acipenser sturio head © Stoyan Mihov / WWF
Stamp Critically Endangered Status © WWF
Infographic of a red fish with drops © WWF
Infographic of a red map of Garonne and Dordogne rivers in France © WWF
Infographic of a black sturgeon © WWF
Infographic of a red orange big fish followed by three smaller fish © WWF
Infographic of two red sturgeons © WWF
Factsheet European Sturgeon / Acipenser sturio © WWF

News & Events
LIFE for Danube Sturgeons Brings New Hope for Survival of These Unique Fish News
Hero image of the team LIFE for Danube Sturgeons inception workshop © WWF
Map of the Danube River © WWF

Ukraine and Romania Have Come Together to Save the Sturgeon Fish News
Hero image of three people © WWF-Ukraine
Image of the participants © WWF-Ukraine
Image of a blue branded folder © WWF-Ukraine

How You Can Help
Image of a sturgeon being dragged by the tail © Prosyanov-iStockphoto.com

Disclaimer

The project “Sustainable protection of lower Danube sturgeons by preventing and counteracting poaching and illegal wildlife trade”-“LIFE FOR DANUBE STURGEONS” is coordinated by WWF Austria and implemented by WWF in Austria, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine, together with Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Authority in Romania and IZW Leibnitz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Germany. It started in October 2016 and will continue until the end of 2020.

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