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Rescue of Sturgeon Species in the Ural River Basin

Editors:

  • The Ural River is the last hope for sturgeon conservation and rehabilitation

  • Unique ecosystem with preserved hydrological regime and undisturbed habitats

  • Despite its importance little information is available in the literature

  • Historical traditions in community-based water and biological resources conservation and sustainable use

  • Presents strategies for sustainable watershed development

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Table of contents (16 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. International Experience in Transboundary Watershed Management and Sturgeon Restoration

    1. Sturgeon Species

      1. Migratory Fish Stocks in Transboundary Basins — Implications for Governance, Management and Research
        • John Valbo-Jørgensen, Gerd Marmulla, Robin L. Welcomme
        Pages 61-86
      2. The Key Threats to Sturgeons and Measures for Their Protection in the Lower Danube Region
        • Mirjana Lenhardt, Ivan Jarić, Gorčin Cvijanović, Marija Smederevac-Lalić
        Pages 87-96
      3. Rescue Efforts to Save Sturgeons in America
        • Mohammed K. Zaidi, Susan Ireland
        Pages 97-109
  3. The Ural River Basin

    1. Water Resources

      1. River Flow Formation in the Russian South Urals
        • Yury Nesterenko, Maxim Nesterenko
        Pages 163-171
      2. Climate Change and Water Resources in North Caucasus and South Urals
        • Nikolai Dronin, Andrei Kirilenko
        Pages 173-189
    2. Fish Resources

      1. Field and Genetic Approaches to Enhance Knowledge of Ural River Sturgeon Biology
        • Phaedra Doukakis, Daniel Erickson, Mirgaly Baimukhanov, Yelena Bokova, Sagiden Erbulekov, Akhat Nimatov et al.
        Pages 277-292
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 331-333

About this book

While almost every aspect of society-nature interactions can be treated as an environmental security issue, the threats to human societies originating from inadequate freshwater management constitute one of the most wi- spread and pressing problems. For thousands of years rivers and river valleys have been the cradle of human civilizations. Rivers have provided not only food and freshwater, but also shelter and means of transportation, and they are still an essential component in every national and regional economy. In turn, growing needs of human societies, accompanied by growing abilities, have caused significant river alterations and ecosystem changes that have resulted in river contamination, biodiversity loss and general riverine ecosystem degradation. The extinction of sturgeon species is one of the most eloquent examples of the negative and irreversible influence of human society on river e- systems. The sturgeon, sometimes called the “living fossil” or living “dinosaur” of the fish world, is known to have lived since the time of the dinosaurs, for at least 250 million years, and is currently on the verge of extinction solely due to anthropogenic impacts.

Keywords

  • Biodiversity
  • Danube
  • Environmental
  • NATO
  • Science
  • Security
  • Sub-Series C
  • ecosystem
  • environment
  • hydrology
  • water quality and water pollution

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

    Viktor Lagutov

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 119.00
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Softcover Book USD 159.00
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Hardcover Book USD 279.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)