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
05 Aug 2020

Drones and other innovative technologies can help make up for the lack of available human resources.

03 Aug 2020

Dams are one of the main factors in the 76% collapse in freshwater migratory fish populations since ...

31 Jul 2020

Every day, countless men and women put their lives at peril to protect the nature we all depend on.

30 Jul 2020

Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic Sets a Landmark Decision on Small Hydropower Plant Siting

28 Jul 2020

The report reveals a staggering 93% average decline of of migratory fish populations in Europe.

23 Jul 2020

Bison are a key species that sculpts the ecosystem and influences biodiversity.

22 Jul 2020

There is a 20% chance that it will exceed 1.5°C in at least one year between now and 2024.

21 Jul 2020

Energy efficiency must come first

17 Jul 2020

Urgent action is needed to reconnect Europe’s rivers.

16 Jul 2020

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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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