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
13 Dec 2019

A radical change of the wood selling system is required together with an associated system of ...

12 Dec 2019

A strong WFD forms the necessary baseline to secure all the benefits healthy freshwater ecosystems ...

11 Dec 2019

The European Parliament and EU governments must now translate the many good intentions into ...

10 Dec 2019

In CEE countries there is still unique natural heritage to preserve, as well as places to restore ...

09 Dec 2019

As keystone species, protection of large carnivores and their habitats is vital to halt ...

04 Dec 2019

European Environment Agency State of the Environment Report 2020 released

03 Dec 2019

Due to their valuable timber and easy accessibility, oak forests in Central and Eastern Europe have ...

02 Dec 2019

Solutions to biodiversity loss in the Carpathian Region must include cross-border cooperation.

30 Nov 2019

Decarbonisation policies and measures may in fact become the driving force for sustainable economic ...

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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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