Within the workshop series "Uncharted Waters", the IGB regularly invites interesting representatives from businesses, associations and politics to an open exchange. This time, the team of soulbottles was our guest.
IGB scientists have quantified the global decline of big freshwater animals: From 1970 to 2012, global populations of freshwater megafauna declined by 88 percent. Large fish species are particularly affected.
The River Intellectuals bring together young committed people from science and conservation for river conservation in the Balkans. Bonus: behind-the-sciences video about IGB research on the Vjosa. Roll it!
Aquatic organisms are threatened by fungal and fungal-like diseases globally. There are few approved chemical means for combating these pathogens, and many have unwanted side-effects. IGB scientists propose 7 biological alternatives.
Heavy vessel operation significantly reduces the number of fishes, says study of Christian Wolter and Petr Zajkcek. They recommend that these results should also be taken into account in the "Blue Belt Germany" federal program, for which the 3rd Status Conference is being held in Berlin today.