Germany: Sturgeons Return to the Danube

Inter Press Service: A century ago, when the Danube was still blue, it teemed with beluga sturgeon, as did the Rhine with salmon. But industrialisation and the construction of canals and dams have destroyed the habitat of both species of fish. These interventions, and other forms of altering water flows, prevent both sturgeon and salmon from swimming upriver to deposit their eggs, a millennia-old ritual that has been thrown off course and is leading to the extinction of these species. The ......

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