Living river -- or transport canal?
Over 1,000 km of the Danube could be artificially deepened, regulated, or dammed, destroying many of Europe’s last great river landscapes and wetlands, including the myriad of benefits and services they provide, from drinking water to fish, tourism and recreation.
Transportation is one important use of our river – but not the only one. We want a living river, not just a canal. Fit the ships to the river, not the river to the ships!
A WWF restoration project in Hungary brings life back to a Danube island
Natural floodplain forest came back, drinking water also secured
Key agreement in South-Eastern Europe puts natural capital at the heart of economic development
Eight countries endorse the protection of the Adria region
WWF starts a campaign to save the mountain rivers of Romania
They are threatened by over 500 small hydropower plants
WWF attracts British tourists to Maramures in the Romanian Carpathians
The tour shows the traditions of local communities and the valuable wild nature
WWF launches the Black Sea Box for the school children in Bulgaria and Romania
It presents the ecosystems and biodiversity of the Black Sea