WWF-CEE focusses its conservation efforts on a number of priority conservation areas with special significance, as they are among the very last intact areas of their size left in Europe.
- Saved in the folds of the Iron Curtain – On the borders between Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, the Morava-Dyje wetlands are among the richest in Central Europe.
- Europe’s first five-country protected area - The confluence of the Mura, Drava and Danube rivers - the "Amazon of Europe" - is a major biodiversity hotspot and is set to be protected in Europe's first five -country protected area.
- Europe's last wilderness - The South-Western Carpathians are Europe's greatest remaining area of intact forests and wilderness outside of Northern Scandinavia and Russia, home to two-thirds of European populations of brown bear, wolves and lynx.
- Old-growth forests and traditional farming - The Balkan Range in Bulgaria and Serbia is the main watershed between the Black Sea and the Aegean covered with centuries-old forests of beech, spruce and fir interspersed with traditional farming communities.
- Vibrant mosaic of nature and culture - The area of Maramures on the border of Romania and Ukraine presents a rich mosaic of meadows and forests and vibrant cultural traditions.
- Sturgeons - including 7 m-long giant belugas - once migrated up the Danube as far as Germany - now on the brink of extinction.
- The Lower Danube and the Danube Delta are world's largest reed bed and globally important breeding/feeding areas for fish/fowl.