• Why the sturgeon is a special fish for the Danube

    Why the sturgeon is a special fish for the Danube0

    Threatened by illegal fishing and caviar trade Sturgeons represent a natural heritage of the Danube River Basin and key indicator species for high ecological quality of rivers. Their dramatic decline in the last decades has become an issue of basin-wide importance that got the attention of the Danube countries and the European Commission. Through the

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  • The “Hydropower Plant” of interregional Danube projects

    The “Hydropower Plant” of interregional Danube projects0

    The Danube Offi ce Ulm/Neu-Ulm has long been an important partner and source of information for danube connects – after all, it has been acting as a project agency for interregional cooperation since 2002 and supports encounters and exchanges in the whole Danube region. Our readers have certainly already come across the biennial Danube Festival

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  • Wild Islands – Protecting Danube areas across borders

    Wild Islands – Protecting Danube areas across borders0

    DANUBEPARKS, the network of Danube protected areas, was established in 2007. Its aim is to unite all protected areas along the Danube, all facing the same challenges, in order to achieve common nature conservation objectives better and more efficiently through increased cooperation. “Cross-border and transnational cooperation is an indispensable part of this work. Nature does

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  • I feel Slovenia!

    I feel Slovenia!0

    My colleague Sabine Geller are on our way to explore Slovenia, one of the “greenest countries in Europe”. Sustainable tourism is very important in this relatively small EU country with its 20.000 km2 and about two million inhabitants. We want our road trip from Ulm to be sustainable. We start our trip in Jettingen-Scheppach with

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  • GoZero Danube

    GoZero Danube0

    The Danube, the most multinational river in the world, is constantly facing new dangers: One of the biggest pollution hazards is microplastics – it threatens fish and fish larvae in particular. It is estimated that around 40 tonnes of microplastics, i.e. pieces of plastic with a diameter of five millimeters or less, are transported through

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  • Strengthening the economy AND protecting nature

    Strengthening the economy AND protecting nature0

    The Interreg project “LENA – Local Economy and Nature Conservation in the Danube Region” aims to build an important bridge in the Danube region: strengthening local economy and local nature conservation at the same time. In this way, all participants should benefit from sustainability. LENA has set itself the task of uniting people and nature

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