The DANUBEPARKS Team has finished their monitoring of Little-ringed Plover and Sand Martin already in July. The results will be integrated in the Joint Danube Survey 3 report. This international monitoring journey, coordinated by the ICPDR, is currently on-going.
Four ships are travelling downstream at the moment. Their task is to provide a complete scientific picture of the worlds most international river. For this, they are equipped with all necessary tools for fish monitoring, measurements of water quality, hydromorphological analysis, etc. They started their journey on August 14th in Regensburg, and will finish end of September in Romania. At the moment, they are in the middle of the river, in the middle of their journey - the last updates we heard about came from Serbia. If you want to follow them, take a look at their blog where news are posted most days, or check out the articles in newspapers after the press conference in your country.
If you prefer first-hand information, feel invited to the events that the DANUBEPARKS Network organizes: Two took place already (one in Donau-Auen National Park in Austria, one in Duna-Ipoly National Park in Hungary), but two more are about to come:
Persina Nature Park in Bulgaria organizes a specialized excursion with their childrens group "Club Cormorant", and will also distribute information on the streets between October 13th and 16th in Svishtov.
Duna-Ipoly National Park invites you for a village festival in Dömös at the Danube Bend on September 21st, where you can gather first-hand information about the Joint Danube Survey, DANUBEPARKS' contribution to it, and science on the river in general.