What does the EU actually contribute to our daily lives? Experts will answer questions and provide information on environmental protection, organized crime and much more. The event takes place in the shopping center Wien Mitte - The Mall. Thomas was part of this exciting event that was organized by EU protects.
Thanks to the EU’s LIFE program, Thomas was able to turn his passion into his career: protecting the Danube’s sterlet from going extinct. The film EU Protects – Saving the Sterlet gives insights into our project.
Like in the previous years we held a stakeholder meeting for fishermen. Part of this meeting is an information event and a taxonomy workshop on the different sturgeon species.
The association Schwemmland and the gfk invited Thomas Friedrich to participate at GOD – Garden of Disturbia in the industrial area of the harbor in Linz. The talk dealt which disturbances sturgeons have to face these days. Link: http://schwemmland.net/2019/02/god-garden-of-disturbia/
The Renature Festival took place in the floodplains of the Morava River and was also the final event of the LIFE Marchauen project. We released some of our sterlets, had a tank with some specimen at the festival to show the diversity and focus on the conservation of the sterlet in the Upper Danube and its tributaries.
We were also part of this year’s Donauinselfest, one of the biggest open air festivals in Europe, which is on top free of charge. We installed a tank with sterlets at the pavilion of the VÖAFV and “Hank”, a stuffed sturgeon, was residing at the pavilion of the MA45.
The annual Danube Day in the city park was a great success this year. Over 1000 children attended the event to learn more about water and especially the Danube as a habitat. We were there with an aquarium and information material for the whole day and gave tomorrow’s scientists an insight into the world under the water surface.
We do have regular visits at our hatching station from different interest groups.
School classes visit us regularly and we are always very happy to host and show them around. To get in contact with the sterlets is quite important in communicating also our project goals. In the last days we had the High School of Oberdöbling and the primary school from Donaustadt visiting us.