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Rivers & Lakes

A bird counting expedition on the Danube

I’m passionate about this beautiful river. Standing on its banks I feel I’m at the edge of the Earth. It’s funny to think back on my first sight of the Danube. I wasn’t impressed.

As a student in Bulgaria I loved bird-watching, and I’d heard so much about the Danube, renowned for its birds of every colour and shape, like pelicans and sea eagles.

But when I first saw this fabled river, its surroundings were so built up and it seemed confined – it wasn’t the river of my dreams.

Now, since I’ve been working for WWF, spending time monitoring the Danube, I’ve got to know the true river. I explore its islands and constantly moving sandbars – areas that were unknown to science when I was a student.

The Danube is increasingly seen as little more than a route for transporting freight – but I’m standing up for the river I love, and the nature that depends on it.

Ivan Hristov (Freshwater Expert, WWF)

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