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
03 Jun 2020

Cycle for nature through five countries and 1250 km along Mura, Drava and Danube Rivers

01 Jun 2020

There have also been increased attacks on protected birds of prey across the region.

29 May 2020

The award acknowledges outstanding achievements of young people who are making significant ...

28 May 2020

A Green Recovery in Central and Eastern Europe offers immense opportunities, from river barrier ...

27 May 2020

A decisive milestone in the establishment of Europe’s largest protected river landscape.

21 May 2020

The EU Farm to Fork and 2030 Biodiversity Strategies launched yesterday are potential game changers ...

20 May 2020

Without bees we may have to say goodbye to food such as apples, almonds, oranges and avocados.

19 May 2020

The fragmentation of rivers by structures like hydropower dams pose a threat to natural fish ...

18 May 2020

This success is thanks to WWF-Bulgaria’s field research identifying and mapping municipal-owned ...

15 May 2020

WWF-CEE calls on the governments of Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria to support the ...

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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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