Our group of allies is increasing! Scientists in our network not only lend their own data but also use their independent voices to advocate for the protection of rivers.
Huchen in the Danube: A population in peril
The Balkan rivers constitute the remaining global stronghold of the Danube Salmon (Hucho hucho). This species, among the world’s largest salmonid fishes, is very sensitive to ecosystem alteration by hydropower development. International experts came together for a workshop to assess and discuss its distribution and conservation status. Read this article excerpted from the newsletter of the IUCN SSC/WI Freshwater Fish Specialist Group on page 18 and 19 (Issue 5, June 2014).