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
National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre, Research Institute for Fisheries ERDF partner kovacs.gyula@haki.naik.hu HUNGARY
Institute of Biology Bucharest, Romanian Academy ERDF partner cristina.sandu@dstf.eu ROMANIA
Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development ERDF partner radu.suciu@ddni.ro ROMANIA
WWF - World Wide Fund for Nature, Danube-Carpathian Program Bulgaria ERDF partner evoynova@wwfdcp.bg BULGARIA
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Project News

  • MEASURES - MEASURES project was present at Regional Conference on River habitat restoration for inland fisheries in the Danube River basin and adjacent Black Sea areas
    - 26-11-2018
    MEASURES project was present at Regional Conference on River habitat restoration for inland fisheries in the Danube River basin and adjacent Black Sea areas

    Between 13th and 15th of November, project team members were present at the Regional Conference on River Restoration for Inland Fisheries in the Danube River basin and adjacent Black Sea areas, organized in Bucharest. Representatives of partners...

  • MEASURES - What happened at the MEASURES Kick off conference in Vienna?
    - 24-10-2018
    What happened at the MEASURES Kick off conference in Vienna?

    On the first two days of October the Kick off Conference organized in Vienna officially launched the MEASURES project. Together with the project partners, also representatives from the relevant institutions for the conservation of sturgeons in...

  • MEASURES - Ten countries unite for a common purpose: the protection of migratory fish in the Danube River Basin
    - 02-10-2018
    Ten countries unite for a common purpose: the protection of migratory fish in the Danube River Basin

    Ten countries along the Danube (Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine) join forces in an EU-funded project to conserve endangered migratory fish species in the Danube river basin by...

  • MEASURES - Training workshop on assessment of migratory fish habitat and behavior
    - 28-09-2018
    Training workshop on assessment of migratory fish habitat and behavior

    Experts from seven Eastern European countries gathered in Tulcea from 17 to 22 September, in the framework of a course supported by specialists from the Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development. The purpose of the six days was...

  • MEASURES - 1, 2, 3... START!
    - 07-09-2018
    1, 2, 3... START!

            We are glad that, one month...

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