MEASURES Managing and restoring aquatic EcologicAl corridors for migratory fiSh species in the danUbe RivEr baSin

MEASURES aims to create ecological corridors by identifying key habitats and initiating protection measures along the Danube and its main tributaries. In this sense, sturgeons and other migratory fish species will act as flagship species in support of our goals.

Sturgeons and other migratory fish species represent a historical, economic and natural heritage of the Danube and are indicators of the ecological status of its watercourses, especially concerning the function of the river as an ecological corridor. Transnational management of these corridors and restoration actions, as well as restocking with indigenous species are essential.

In the three years of the project, MEASURES means:

  • mapping and identifing of key habitats by developing and testing a methodology for migratory fish habitat mapping;
  • developing a harmonized strategy for restoring green corridors and supporting implementation in future management plans;
  • restocking of two native species to conserve their genetic pool in Hungary and Romania, establishment of a network for concerted repopulation of the target species and elaboration of a manual for the operation of broodstock facilities that will provide the offspring needed for the re-population;
  • the implementation of the MEASURES Information System that will facilitate the access of experts, decision-makers and the general public to the relevant information available.

Concrete input into the next drafts of policy and management plans will secure the translation of project outcomes into sustainable management of relevant sites restoring ecological corridors.

Managing and restoring aquatic EcologicAl corridors for migratory fiSh species in the danUbe RivEr baSin
Start date
01-06-2018
End date
31-05-2021
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2512931,08
ERDF Contribution: 2045645,09
IPA Contribution: 90346,27
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 2
Priority
Environment and culture responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Foster the restoration and management of ecological corridors

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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Lead partner thomas.hein@boku.ac.at AUSTRIA
Institute for Ichthyological and Ecological Research REVIVO ERDF partner polona.pengal@ozivimo.si SLOVENIA
Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences ERDF partner luchezarpehlivanov@gmail.com BULGARIA
Ministry of Waters and Forests ERDF partner gheorghe.constantin@map.gov.ro ROMANIA
Trnava University in Trnava, Faculty of Education ERDF partner ladislav.pekarik@truni.sk SLOVAKIA
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Project News

  • MEASURES - Working for reestablishing connectivity of migratory fish habitats at Iron Gates I and II
    - 05-12-2019
    Working for reestablishing connectivity of migratory fish habitats at Iron Gates I and II

    An important activity for our MEASURES project took place at the end of November at Iron Gates, in Romania and Serbia (Gogosu branch, IG II, Prahovo). DDNI team (Marian Paraschiv, Stefan Hont, Marian Iani and Nicusor Neacsu), together with IMSI...

  • MEASURES - Centuries of the Danube Sturgeon – The story of an amazing exhibition
    - 28-11-2019
    Centuries of the Danube Sturgeon – The story of an amazing exhibition

    Sturgeon experts from 22 countries joined at the end of October one of the largest conferences on this topic, in Galati, Romania. One of the main attractions of the event was an exhibition prepared by Tudor Ionescu, researcher at "Dunarea de Jos"...

  • MEASURES - FIELD SURVEY OF STERLET’S FEEDING PLACES ON MURA RIVER
    - 18-11-2019
    FIELD SURVEY OF STERLET’S FEEDING PLACES ON MURA RIVER

    ”When we in REVIVO think about the past summer in these autumn days, first thing that comes to mind is the extensive filed work campaign that we implemented - sitting in our boat on the Mura and Sava rivers, sampling macroinvertebrates, defining...

  • MEASURES - International Conference "Conservation of Danube Sturgeons"
    - 31-10-2019
    International Conference "Conservation of Danube Sturgeons"

    After three days of intense debates, scientific results, best practice projects, failures from the past and further planned researches, the biggest conference in the last 30 years regarding the sturgeons has reached the finish line winning hope...

  • MEASURES - "Conservation of Danube Sturgeons - a challenge or a burden?"
    - 28-10-2019
    "Conservation of Danube Sturgeons - a challenge or a burden?"

    What an important step towards the sturgeon conservation was made today! Over 120 specialists from 22 countries, representing 59 organizations have gathered to provide solutions for the white-moustache scales-bearers – the Danube...

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