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
14 Sep 2019

We may be the first generation to experience the effects of climate change, and we may be the last ...

11 Sep 2019

The structure presented by Commission President-elect von der Leyen shows that she is following ...

02 Sep 2019

While patrolling down the river the team helped check fish catches. Three out of ten catches ...

31 Aug 2019

WWF-Adria Serbia was officially established in Belgrade in August 2019 as a part of the WWF-Adria ...

22 Aug 2019

WWF-Central and Eastern Europe’s Annual Review 2018 - A New WWF for the Green Heart of Europe

21 Aug 2019

Life4Oak is implementing a unified nature conservation and forest management plan to make our oak ...

13 Aug 2019

Declaration of a planetary emergency and actions needed to keep forests standing and healthy in the ...

08 Aug 2019

A shift to sustainable land management must be accompanied by the necessary rapid and deep cuts to ...

02 Aug 2019

Currently, agriculture, forestry and other land uses contribute around a quarter of global ...

29 Jul 2019

Humanity has now used its natural resource budget for the entire year

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Pirin National Park 
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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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