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support us to save the green heart of europe

We are facing an existential crisis - worldwide and in our region of Central and Eastern Europe, driven by climate change and biodiversity loss.

In its most comprehensive findings to-date, the WWF Living Planet Report 2022 reveals an average 69% decrease in monitored wildlife populations between 1970 and 2018*. While conservation efforts are helping, if we are to reverse nature loss and secure a nature positive world for people and the planet, urgent action is required now.

Land-use change is identified as the biggest current threat to nature - destroying or fragmenting the natural habitats of many plant and animal species on land, in freshwater and in the sea.

On the other hand Nature has absorbed 54% of human-related carbon dioxide emissions over the past 10 years** which has slowed global warming.

*Living Planet Report 2022

**Climate’s Secret Ally: Uncovering the story of nature in the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

We are facing an existential crisis - worldwide and in our region of Central and Eastern Europe, driven by climate change and biodiversity loss.

In its most comprehensive findings to-date, the WWF Living Planet Report 2022 reveals an average 69% decrease in monitored wildlife populations between 1970 and 2018*. While conservation efforts are helping, if we are to reverse nature loss and secure a nature positive world for people and the planet, urgent action is required now.

Land-use change is identified as the biggest current threat to nature - destroying or fragmenting the natural habitats of many plant and animal species on land, in freshwater and in the sea.

On the other hand Nature has absorbed 54% of human-related carbon dioxide emissions over the past 10 years** which has slowed global warming.

*Living Planet Report 2022

**Climate’s Secret Ally: Uncovering the story of nature in the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

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WWF in CEE

The story of WWF-CEE in the region we call the Green Heart of Europe goes back as far as the 1980s. This is the Danube-Carpathian ecoregion, unique for its primary and old-growth forests, wetlands and free-flowing rivers and wilderness areas. It is home to healthy populations of brown bears, wolves and lynx, and the most important remaining refuges in Europe for globally threatened sturgeon.

We work together through our offices WWF-Bulgaria, WWF-Hungary, WWF-Romania, WWF-Slovakia, WWF-Ukraine and WWF-Czechia, where our conservation experts protect wildlife and their natural habitats. We come together with the local communities for their involvement and support. Working with the decision makers is a part of our policy advocacy efforts to secure the necessary legislative changes.

Find out more about our past achievements and forward plans.

WWF in CEE

The story of WWF-CEE in the region we call the Green Heart of Europe goes back as far as the 1980s. This is the Danube-Carpathian ecoregion, unique for its primary and old-growth forests, wetlands and free-flowing rivers and wilderness areas. It is home to healthy populations of brown bears, wolves and lynx, and the most important remaining refuges in Europe for globally threatened sturgeon.

We work together through our offices WWF-Bulgaria, WWF-Hungary, WWF-Romania, WWF-Slovakia, WWF-Ukraine and WWF-Czechia, where our conservation experts protect wildlife and their natural habitats. We come together with the local communities for their involvement and support. Working with the decision makers is a part of our policy advocacy efforts to secure the necessary legislative changes.

Find out more about our past achievements and forward plans.

YOUR SUPPORT

The Green heart of Europe is home to brown bears, lynx, wolves, sturgeon and… us - the people living in CEE. But our home is fragmented and disconnected, wildlife habitats are turned into production sites and the climate crisis causes natural disasters. It is in our hands to change that and protect our only home, our future.

This Christmas you can make your own impact for the wildlife in our region.

YOUR SUPPORT

The Green heart of Europe is home to brown bears, lynx, wolves, sturgeon and… us - the people living in CEE. But our home is fragmented and disconnected, wildlife habitats are turned into production sites and the climate crisis causes natural disasters. It is in our hands to change that and protect our only home, our future.

This Christmas you can make your own impact for the wildlife in our region.

this christmas save the green heart of europe

this christmas save the green heart of europe

this christmas save the green heart of europe

WWF-BULGARIA

We protect valuable old forests and grow new ones where they were once destroyed by man.

We have a Bear Rescue Squad to help bears at risk and work with local communities to prevent poaching.

We restore wetlands and rivers to help the Danube ecosystem flourish.

support our work: donate now

WWF-BULGARIA

We protect valuable old forests and grow new ones where they were once destroyed by man.

We have a Bear Rescue Squad to help bears at risk and work with local communities to prevent poaching.

We restore wetlands and rivers to help the Danube ecosystem flourish.

support our work: donate now

WWF-HUNGARY

Make a Christmas miracle come true! Adopt a brown bear and save our shared home!

Home means the same for all of us. A place to live in peace and quiet. But for brown bears it is not fundamental to have a place to return home to. Unless you help them. This Christmas, the eyes of the world are on you: You can be the one to support us saving the forests.

You can see the wonders of the winter forests with your own eyes. But you have to act now, so that the future generations will also be able to see it. Symbolically adopt one of the inhabitants of the forest and support WWF Hungary's nature conservation work! In exchange for your noble deed, we will reward you with a fluffy plush, a certificate with your name and a designer candle that is free from animal testing, which you can give to your loved ones as an unforgettable surprise!

support our work: donate now

WWF-HUNGARY

Make a Christmas miracle come true! Adopt a brown bear and save our shared home!

Home means the same for all of us. A place to live in peace and quiet. But for brown bears it is not fundamental to have a place to return home to. Unless you help them. This Christmas, the eyes of the world are on you: You can be the one to support us saving the forests.

You can see the wonders of the winter forests with your own eyes. But you have to act now, so that the future generations will also be able to see it. Symbolically adopt one of the inhabitants of the forest and support WWF Hungary's nature conservation work! In exchange for your noble deed, we will reward you with a fluffy plush, a certificate with your name and a designer candle that is free from animal testing, which you can give to your loved ones as an unforgettable surprise!

support our work: donate now

WWF-ROMANIA

Help the bear stay at home!

In some regions of Romania, bears have become a social problem, as their presence in large numbers pose a threat to the safety and integrity of local residents and their households. Locals and tourists post pictures with bears in inhabited areas on social networks and the media often present the situation in a way to perceive an atmosphere of severe insecurity and danger, without presenting the causes of the phenomenon. This situation creates a negative perception of the species and its importance for the ecosystems.

The bear is an umbrella species, and its presence indicates the healthiness of natural ecosystems it is a part of. The habituation of the bear is a complex problem that is neither good for nature, nor for people.

With your support we are implementing a pilot solution at Băile Tușnad: safety for people, protection for bears.

support our work: donate now

WWF-ROMANIA

Help the bear stay at home!

In some regions of Romania, bears have become a social problem, as their presence in large numbers pose a threat to the safety and integrity of local residents and their households. Locals and tourists post pictures with bears in inhabited areas on social networks and the media often present the situation in a way to perceive an atmosphere of severe insecurity and danger, without presenting the causes of the phenomenon. This situation creates a negative perception of the species and its importance for the ecosystems.

The bear is an umbrella species, and its presence indicates the healthiness of natural ecosystems it is a part of. The habituation of the bear is a complex problem that is neither good for nature, nor for people.

With your support we are implementing a pilot solution at Băile Tușnad: safety for people, protection for bears.

support our work: donate now

WWF-SLOVAKIA

Everyone wants to be home for Christmas!

Movement is life and it is a basic manifestation for both people and animals. Next time you travel somewhere, remember that animals do the same. Now, imagine if your way back home is interrupted by physical barriers and life-threatening passages...

At WWF-Slovakia, we advocate for construction of safe migration routes for animals and work on protecting and preserving the existing connectivity corridors in the country. Help us in our mission!

support our work: donate now

WWF-SLOVAKIA

Everyone wants to be home for Christmas!

Movement is life and it is a basic manifestation for both people and animals. Next time you travel somewhere, remember that animals do the same. Now, imagine if your way back home is interrupted by physical barriers and life-threatening passages...

At WWF-Slovakia, we advocate for construction of safe migration routes for animals and work on protecting and preserving the existing connectivity corridors in the country. Help us in our mission!

support our work: donate now

WWF-UKRAINE

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, climate and nature goals have taken a backseat, while humanitarian and economic recovery call for urgent solutions. However, environmental recovery will be just as important. Large-scale destruction of settlements and infrastructure, burned forests and fields, water bodies and soils contaminated due to hostilities lead to economic losses, additional greenhouse gas emissions and decreased climate change resilience. While the end of the war is still unknown, it is clear that Ukraine’s reconstruction plan must be climate- and nature-positive, providing recommendations on how this can be done to support the people and government of Ukraine.

find out more and support us:

WWF-UKRAINE

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, climate and nature goals have taken a backseat, while humanitarian and economic recovery call for urgent solutions. However, environmental recovery will be just as important. Large-scale destruction of settlements and infrastructure, burned forests and fields, water bodies and soils contaminated due to hostilities lead to economic losses, additional greenhouse gas emissions and decreased climate change resilience. While the end of the war is still unknown, it is clear that Ukraine’s reconstruction plan must be climate- and nature-positive, providing recommendations on how this can be done to support the people and government of Ukraine.

find out more and support us:

WWF in CZECHIA

Everything we consume comes from nature – think about connecting with it. Nature has a beneficial effect on our physical and mental health. It gives us everything we need to survive.

By getting closer to nature – by walking in the woods, a morning run by the river, by meeting with someone in the real world – we learn to appreciate it. Modifying our diet is one of the easiest ways to help our planet.

When thinking about New Year's resolutions, try this one: “Next year, I won't take nature for granted.”

find out more: here

WWF in CZECHIA

Everything we consume comes from nature – think about connecting with it. Nature has a beneficial effect on our physical and mental health. It gives us everything we need to survive.

By getting closer to nature – by walking in the woods, a morning run by the river, by meeting with someone in the real world – we learn to appreciate it. Modifying our diet is one of the easiest ways to help our planet.

When thinking about New Year's resolutions, try this one: “Next year, I won't take nature for granted.”

find out more: here