World Sturgeon Conservation Society e.V.
The Society intends to act as an international forum of scientific exchange for all persons interested in pertinent issues on sturgeons while at the same time seeking opportunities for close co-operation at an international level.
The vision for this Society is to see stocks thriving once again in important sturgeon waters in the basins of Caspian, Azov, Black, North and Baltic seas, rivers in Siberia and China as well as in North American waters. The Society through its activities enhances the understanding of species protection world-wide and across borders in regions with different cultural and political backgrounds (using the highly endangered sturgeons as case examples) in order to foster the sustainable use of natural resources that are traded globally.
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)
The Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, IGB, is an independent and interdisciplinary research centre dedicated to the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge about freshwater ecosystems. Working in close partnership with the scientific community (universities, research institutes), government agencies, as well as the private sector, guarantees the development of innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges facing freshwater ecosystems and human societies.
IGB advances basic science in freshwater science within research departments and integrates the knowledge across departments through cross-cutting research domains(“Programmbereiche”). The three cross-cutting research domains focus on freshwater biodiversity, freshwater boundaries and linkages, and on human-ecosystem interactions. Furthermore, the unique long-term monitoring and research program at Lakes Mueggel and Stechlin, and the Spree and Tagliamento Rivers is pivotal for understanding and predicting global change impacts on freshwater ecosystems.