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
08 Oct 2019

Romania’s Senate passed a bill on September 25, 2019, which no longer restricts the hunting of ...

02 Oct 2019

Our seas are overfished, and yet fish is a crucial source of food, nutrition and income for more ...

01 Oct 2019

30 Years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Serbia ...

30 Sep 2019

WWF and many others are calling for an Emergency Declaration for Nature and People to be signed at ...

26 Sep 2019

The ongoing bison reintroduction programme is the largest ever attempted in the Southern ...

25 Sep 2019

The number of hydropower plants under 10MW in the West Balkans has quadrupled since 2009

19 Sep 2019

An Interview with WWF's Eva Hernández and Coca-Cola's Therese Noorlander about the importance of ...

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 ...

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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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WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme Office (DCPO)
Ottakringer Strasse 114 – 116
1160 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 524 54 70 0
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11000 Belgrade
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WWF in Slovakia
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