Danube-Carpathian | WWF

From the Danube basin to the Carpathian Mountains, we call our region the Green Heart of Europe.

It includes many of Europe’s most spectacular remaining wilderness areas and some of the largest remaining area of virgin and natural forests.

They are home to two-thirds of the European populations of bears, lynx and wolves.

The region boasts most of Europe’s last remaining intact rivers and wetlands, including the Danube Delta.

The Danube shelters the sturgeons that survived the end of the dinosaurs but now teeter on the edge of extinction.

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Latest news from the Green Heart of Europe
22 May 2019

EU states endorse urgently needed sturgeon action plan to save critically endangered species

14 May 2019

2.8 Earths would be needed to sustain the demand of natural resources required by the EU lifestyle

13 May 2019

A healthy environment requires space and opportunity for biodiversity to thrive.

09 May 2019

The first ever global assessment of the location and extent of the planet’s remaining free-flowing ...

08 May 2019

Around 1 million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, many within decades, ...

08 May 2019

Goldman winner to development banks: drop billion dollar Nenskra Dam in Georgia!

07 May 2019

WWF-CEE succeeds the WWF International Danube-Carpathian Programme

06 May 2019

Bear Corner is a modern, interactive educational tool.

02 May 2019

The harsh winter forced many bison to lower ground near the villages and the temptation of shelter ...

29 Apr 2019

The last fifty years have seen a remarkable increase in knowledge and expertise around whale and ...

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Pirin: the forest with the Balkan's oldest tree under threat
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​Why care about the Danube-Carpathian region

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Europe’s greatest natural treasures provide us with essential goods and services: from timber and fish to clean water and climate regulation, and the essential “green infrastructure” that secures our livelihoods and well-being.
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