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

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Project ID MEASURES
Project Title Managing and restoring aquatic ecological corridors for migratory fish species in the Danube River Basin – MEASURES

Project Leader University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, BOKU, Vienna, Austria
IMSI Status Participates

Financial Source Danube Transnational Programme


Category of Project International - Multilateral

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Sturgeons and other migratory fish species represent a historic, economic and natural heritage of the Danube River Basin and are indicators of the ecological status of aquatic ecosystems, especially of the functionality of ecological corridors. Their populations have suffered substantially from overfishing, pollution, habitat destruction and disruption of their migration routes. Habitat fragmentation, as well as the lack of comprehensive knowledge on available habitats for migratory fish and on genetic diversity impede the restoration of migration corridors, vital to secure migratory fish on the long run. MEASURES will pave the way for the establishment of ecological corridors through identifying key habitats and initiating protective measures along the Danube and its main tributaries. Two pilot actions are envisaged: (1) identify and map key habitats, (2) restocking of two native species to conserve their genetic pool. A MEASURES Information System will be created to facilitate access to information for experts, decision makers and the general public.


PROJECT DURATION

 

From: 01.06.2018.   To: 31.05.2022.

 

PARTNERS

 

►24 partners from 9 countries, more information on http://www.interreg-danube.eu/approved-projects/measures/partners

 

PARTICIPANTS


No. Participant Institution
1.
Dr Mirjana Lenhardt, research professorIMSI, University of Belgrade