Sturgeon on the brink of extinction

Sturgeon, prized for their caviar, have been around for 200 million years.  Although Romania has long banned sturgeon fishing in the Danube river and the Black Sea, illegal fishing and giant dams along the Danube in Romania and Serbia have conspired against the ancient fish, which is now on the brink of extinction. reports.

As its name suggests, the Danube Sturgeon Task Force, established in 2012, strives to coordinate and implement a conservation plan.  At a recent international sturgeon conference in Romania, the World Wildlife Fund and other conservationists issued a call for action – and not before time.