European sturgeon protection enacted

2005 CEEurope

“The nearly extinct European sturgeon, once so widespread it was known as the common sturgeon, has received a measure of protection that may help it survive. Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, the Convention on Migratory Species, a United Nations agency, added it to a list of threatened wild animals, which means it can no longer be fished in the shallow waters of Europe’s coastlines, where it lives most of its life.”

Christopher Pala, “World Briefing | Europe: Protection For The European Sturgeon,” New York Times, November 30, 2005.

Image: Bolognini, Stefano. Acipenser Naccarii (sturgeon) at the Acquarium, Milan, Italy. Digital image. N.p., 14 May 2009. Web.