We have used the most up-to-date methods for studying asp migration and habitat preferences in Emajõgi and Laeva river systems. Also, the success of the asp re-introduction will be studied using new state of the art method - otholite micro-chemistry.
Biotelemetry enables researchers to study the behaviour and migration patterns of birds, fishes and and animals over months and years and across vast distances. There are different telemetry methods available: acoustic, radio, archival, satellite and dual mode telemetry. We have used acoustic telemetry in our fish migration and behaviour studies since 2009.
Otolith microchemical analysis is a technique used in fisheries management and fisheries biology to delineate stocks and characterize movements, and natal origin of fish. The concentrations of elements and isotopes in otolithsare compared to those in the water in which the fish inhabits in order to identify where it has been.
NGO Wildlife Estonia is established in 2000. Our aim is to protect rivers and other aquatic habitats. We care about the nature, biodiversity and fish in particular.
Springs, rivers and lakes are our common treasure. The more natural status they have the more precious they are.
Successful application and implementation of river restoration and fish population status improvement projects. Scientific ichthyology studies with traditional and modern bio-telemetric methods.
Eesti Loodushoiu Keskus, registration 80124928,
Address: Veski 4, 51005 Tartu, ESTONIA
Contact phone (+372) 51 76886