The WSCS published the RAMSAR DECLARATION ON GLOBAL STURGEON CONSERVATION in 2005 outlining the guiding principles for measures urgently needed to ensure the future of sturgeons. To meet the persisting and emerging challenges in sturgeon conservation, the 8th International Symposium on Sturgeons (ISS 8) held from September 10th to 16th, 2017 in Vienna with a participation of about 300 sturgeon specialists from 32 countries, felt the need to re-iterate, update and partly revise the key recommendations affecting the effectiveness of conservation management while at the same time emphasizing the requirement to apply best practice when planning or implementing activities to protect and preserve sturgeons. The VIENNA DECLARATION  ON GLOBAL STURGEON CONSERVATION  is the published document containing recommendations for consideration by the respective sturgeon range states, regional and international agencies dealing with species conservation. The document is presented in a short version (Part 1) and in a longer and more detailed version (Part II)

Part 1

Part II

VD - Russian version