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

Posted on 12 December 2018 | 

In recognition of the transformational role that ICPDR has played in securing clean flowing rivers ...

Posted on 11 December 2018 | 

Only one out of 46 CFP actions assessed by WWF was accomplished

Posted on 10 December 2018 | 

Campaign a milestone in nature conservation in Hungary

Posted on 30 November 2018 | 

The landmark commitment was adopted in Strasbourg by the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention

Posted on 28 November 2018 | 

WWF urges not to endorse a paper developed by a group of government officials

Posted on 23 November 2018 | 

Over 1,500 kilometers of channels and roads are covered.

Posted on 05 November 2018 | 

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Posted on 30 October 2018 | 

Hydropower and regulation have introduced significant changes

Posted on 30 October 2018 | 

Intensive forest management, altered natural disturbance regimes and climate change are among main ...

Posted on 30 October 2018 | 

The way we feed, fuel and finance our societies and economies is pushing nature to the edge

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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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