MEASURES Project: ten countries unite for a common purpose

Managing and restoring aquatic ecological corridors for migratory fish species in the Danube River Basin:

Ten countries along the Danube (Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine) joined forces in an EU-funded project to conserve endangered migratory fish species in the Danube river basin by identifying and improving access to habitats and promoting the establishment of ecological corridors.

Danube is home to some of the most endangered sturgeon populations. Bulgaria and Romania hold the only – still – viable populations of wild sturgeons in the EU. Taking sturgeons and other migratory fish species (e.g. shads, barbel, nase etc.) as flagship species for all migrants of international relevance in the Danube River Basin, MEASURES project wants to identify, map and connect the migratory fish habitats in order to protect and enhance these aquatic ecological corridors.

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