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
18 Apr 2019

Sturgeon and other migratory fish species represent the historical, economic and natural heritage ...

16 Apr 2019

A transformation of the WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme into a self-governing member of the WWF ...

15 Apr 2019

Earth Hour 2019: The Most Massive Ecological Action in the World

12 Apr 2019

A violation of the EU’s international commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goal on marine ...

11 Apr 2019

The Court confirmed that in disregarding a SEA, the Ministry violated 3 Bulgarian laws and 2 EU ...

10 Apr 2019

The only facility in Europe where bears are raised for release back into the wild

09 Apr 2019

The long-awaited documentary series Our Planet is now available on Netflix

08 Apr 2019

To the delight of 20,000 Kyiv residents, the musical art concert "Voice of Water" premiered on ...

05 Apr 2019

A year-long campaign to save the Drava River from new hydropower plants organised by WWF was ...

04 Apr 2019

The Mura River, together with the Drava and Danube forms a network of 1000 km of still free flowing ...

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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
office@wwfdcp.org

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1612 Sofia
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050881 Bucharest
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02002, Kyiv
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