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The WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme Office is responsible for leading and to a significant extent implementing WWF's efforts to preserve, restore and sustainably manage the natural values of the Danube-Carpathian ecoregion.
We are a team of more than 100 highly specialised professionals ranging from biologists, hydraulic engineers and economists to communications specialists and finance experts. We work across political borders through an ecoregional approach based on model projects, influencing policy, networking, capacity building, communication and crisis response.
WWF-DCPO is led from its head office in Vienna. It has registered organisations in Romania and Bulgaria, with offices in Bucharest, Brasov, and Baia Mare as well as in Sofia, and project offices and representatives and partners in Slovakia, Ukraine and Serbia. We work closely with a number of WWF partners both within and outside of the region, including WWF-Hungary, WWF-Poland, WWF-Austria, WWF-Germany, WWF-Netherlands, WWF-UK and the WWF-European Policy Office in Brussels.
CZ Friends of the Earth logo Friends of the Earth Czech Republic,
branch Olomouc
The project of the large carnivore conservation in the Czech Republic is realized by the environmental NGO Friends of the Earth Czech Republic - local organization Hnutí DUHA Olomouc. We organize field monitoring of large carnivores in the Beskydy and Javorníky Mountains with the help of volunteers participating in the "Wolf Patrols". We also focus on raising public awareness, protecting wildlife corridors and habitats, and involving key interest groups (hunters, foresters, farmers) and the general public in large carnivore conservation. In recent year, the reports have been coming on regular wolf activity from other areas in the Czech Republic. We have, therefore, expanded our work to other locations too. Last winter season, we have been organizing large carnivore monitoring in 6 areas of the Czech Republic: Beskydy and Javorníky Mountains, Bohemian Forest and its foothills, Kokořínsko-Mácha's Region, Krušné (Ore) Mountains, Jeseníky Mountains, Jizera Mountains.
 On our websites and social networks - the is the English mutation of the project's website (in Czech) we aim to provide objective up-to-date information and the latest news about wolves, lynx and bears, their conservation and any threats to them. With the general public in mind as the main audience, the website also includes the summaries of recent research studies and other information that can be useful to experts.
CZ AOPK logo small National Conservation Agency
of the Czech Republic
Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic (NCA CR) is a governmental body established by the Ministry of the Environment.
The NCA CR’s scope of operations includes namely:
  • monitoring the status, changes and trends in selected habitats and their types and populations of the endangered, specially protected wildlife species,
  • technical and expert support of the State Administration performance including methodological and expert activities,
  • performance of the State Administration in nature conservation and landscape protection within the Protected Landscape Areas as well as on the rest of the Czech Republic’s territory, under the Act on the Protection of Nature and the Landscape,
  • design, development and management of the Nature Conservancy Information System,
  • implementation of practical measures to conserve nature and to protect landscape in Protected Landscape Areas and National Nature Reserves and National Nature Monuments on the whole Czech Republic’s territory,
  • administration of national subsidy programmes as well as some European Community funds serving to conserve nature and to protect landscape,
  • payment of financial compensations for the damages caused by some specially protected animals and for loss of property in agriculture, forestry and fishpond management,
  • state property management in the Czech Republic’s Specially Protected Areas,
  • wareness raising and communication and education in nature conservation and landscape protection; consulting and education,
  • international cooperation in nature conservation and landscape protection; NCA CR is a Scientific Authority of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in the Czech Republic.
CZ Transport research centre logo small  Transport Research Centre
HU ceeweb logo small  CEEweb for Biodiversity
The mission of CEEweb for Biodiversity is the conservation of biodiversity through the promotion of sustainable development. Registered in 1994, it is now a network of 50 members from 20 countries, who actively work in the CEE region. While covering a broad range of European and regional policies in pursuing its mission, the members of CEEweb especially focus on four thematic areas with the Working Groups (WGs): CITES, Natura 2000, Rural Development and Sustainable Tourism. In addition, the Policy Working Group was established in 2007 for developing horizontal policy responses to tackle the root causes of biodiversity loss.
Milvus group Association "Milvus Group"
standalone45mm WWF Danube Carpathian Programme, Romania
SK NDS logo small National Motorway Company
Prepares and builds motorways.
National Motorway Company manages the preparation and property-legal settlement also through regional Investment Sections. A lot of processes in design, land purchase, construction and building supervision are carried out in close cooperation with supplying entities based on contracts resulting from public procurement.
Manages and maintains the motorways.
We provide the motorway operation through 15 management and maintenance centres situated close to the motorways. They provide the management directly in the region and the number of them increases depending on the completion of new infrastructure. The motorway and expressway management and maintenance centres also provide contractual work on the infrastructure which belongs to other manager. The Motorway Patrol, a free service for motorists, is the added value of the services provided by the centres
Charge motorways. We charge the motorways and expressways in order to develop the road infrastructure. The revenue from the charging forms the revenue of the National Motorway Company, which spends it on future investment.
sopsr The State Nature Conservancy
of the Slovak Republic
The State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic is a central expert organisation for nature and landscape conservation in Slovakia. It is a governmental organisation established by the Ministry of Environment. SNC SR coordinates, manages and administers protected areas; administrations of national parks (9) and protected landscape areas (14), are subordinate to the SNC SR Directorate.
In accordance with the law on nature and landscape protection, SNC SR provides expert opinion to decision makers, administrative bodies in cases related to nature protection. Other activities include habitat and species monitoring on national level, environmental education and international cooperation.
SK SPECTRA logo SPECTRA Centre of Excellence of EU
– Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava


Associated Strategic Partners:

Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic

National Infrastructure Developing Private Company Limited

Polish Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction

Romanian Ministry of Environment

Republic of Slovenia Ministry of Infrastructure

Transcarpathian Regional State Administration - Department of Ecology and Natural Resources

Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine

Romanian Ministry of Transport


Last updated: February 2018

Transport Research Centre


The development of this website is financially supported by ETC Programme South East Europe
within the BioREGIO Carpathians project (January 2012 – June 2014) and the MAVA Foundation
within the Protected Areas for a Living Planet Project (January 2007 – March 2012).