Societies

Welcome to the TRAFFIC Network

TRAFFIC's mission is to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature.

 

European Association of Fish Pathologists

The mission of the EAFP is to promote exchange of knowledge and co-ordinate research related to fish and shellfish pathology.

 

Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society, British Columbia, Canada

We are a group of genuinely concerned individuals interested in Fraser River white sturgeon conservation and represent commercial, angler, First Nations and other interests.

 

NOAA Fisheries - Office of protected resources

The Office of Protected Resources of NOAA Fisheries manages programs and policies for one of the nation's most precious natural resources - its marine life. This site will lead you to marine mammal and protected marine species information, such as conservation efforts, current threats, legislation, and publications.

 

Paddlefish/Sturgeon Committee.

California MICRA's Steering Committee established a Paddlefish/Sturgeon Committee in the fall of 1992 to address the needs of paddlefish and sturgeon species inhabiting the Mississippi River Basin, and to provide guidance for their future management.

 

Sturgeon for Tomorrow, Cheboygan County, Michigan

Official site of the Black Lake Michigan Chapter of Sturgeon For Tomorrow. The purposes of Sturgeon For Tomorrow, Inc. (SFT) are to assist fisheries managers in the rehabilitation of the Lake Sturgeon, to advance education, to further other charitable, educational and scientific objectives, to engage in and facilitate scientific research furtherance of such purposes, and SFT, Inc. shall be empowered to engage in such other and further means necessary and proper to accomplish the foregoing objects and purposes.

 

Coosa-Alabama River Improvement Association, Inc.

We are a not-for-profit organization that believes in promoting the multipurpose use of waterways while protecting the ecological health of our river basins: the Alabama, the Coosa, and the Tallapoosa.

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Virtual newsroom, with news and media materials from the Public Affairs office in the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

 

UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre

The UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre provides information for policy and action to conserve the living world.

 

Environmental Protection Information Center

The Environmental Protection Information Center was formed by community activists more than 26 years ago, and works to protect and restore ancient forests, watersheds, coastal estuaries, and native species throughout Northwest California. EPIC uses an integrated, science-based approach, combining public education, citizen advocacy, and strategic litigation.

 

Earthwave Society

The Earthwave Society is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by Betty Wills, an avid conservationist, professional writer, and long time member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA). Earthwave Society is located in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

Links about Sturgeon species

 

Shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum)- Canadian Conservation

Species, History and Genetics, Life Cycle, Habitat and Range, Status in Canada, Threats, Conservation Efforts, Links, References.

 

Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrhynchus) - NOAA, Chesapeake Bay Office Description, Fact Sheet, Status Summary, Commercial Statistics, State Regulations, Recreational Statistics, Fishery-Independent Statistics (state surveys)

 

Sturgeon Link List

Sturgeon Conservation

Most of the twenty nine species and subspecies of sturgeon are threatened or endangered in at least some of their habitats. Many are nearing extinction. The pressures on sturgeon will continue to grow as the world's population increases. The following links provide extensive information on the continuing efforts to learn about sturgeon and assure their future.

 

Sturgeon Conservation Programs

Population Viability Analysis of White Sturgeon in the Snake River

Initiated through a tailored collaboration between Idaho Power Company (IPC) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).