World Fish Migration Day May 21st 2016

Long distance migrants of the Danube River - the sturgeons

Posted by Thomas Hein - Date: 2016-05-17 06:12:37

The event in Bucharest will be jointly organized by the Danube Sturgeon Task Force (EUSDR PA 06), International Association for Danube Research (IAD), Institute of Biology Bucharest and the National Museum for Natural History Grigore Antipa, and aims to raise the public awareness on the importance to protect migratory fish and their habitats, a special focus being placed on sturgeons. The event is designed as an educational tool, being addressed especially to primary school children. The program will include a short movie about the life of Danube sturgeons, a presentation of the aquatic habitats as river corridors for migratory fish, a practical examination of some aquatic organisms that relate to the fish fauna (aquatic plants and aquatic invertebrates) and a coloring and drawing contest where children will be encouraged to see themselves as representatives of a ??Happy Migratory Fish?. The best drawings of the children will be awarded!