Assessment of Extinction Risk and Reasons for Decline in Sturgeon

  title={Assessment of Extinction Risk and Reasons for Decline in Sturgeon},
  author={Mirjana Lenhardt and Ivan Jari{\'c} and Aleksandar Kalauzi and Gor{\vc}in Cvijanovi{\'c}},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
Sturgeon populations in the Danube River have been affected by a combination of hydropower development, over-harvesting, habitat degradation from agricultural and industrial practices and from urbanization. The effects of these changes have been monitored on six sturgeon species inhabiting the Danube River. Two of them are resident species, while the other four migrate to the river for spawning. Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser sturio) has completely disappeared from this region. Ship sturgeon… CONTINUE READING

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