Who we are

As a multi-country, self-governing member of the global WWF network, WWF Central and Eastern Europe (WWF-CEE) is active in seven countries of Central and Southeastern Europe.

It includes legal entities in five countries (WWF-Romania, WWF-Hungary, WWF-Bulgaria, WWF-Slovakia and WWF-Ukraine) and an Austrian-registered association serving as secretariat. It also manages WWF activities via consultancies and partner organisations in the Czech Republic and Moldova. WWF-CEE  provides overall leadership and coordination of WWF’s commitment in the Danube and Carpathian eco-regions, including engagement with the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSD), the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) and the Convention for the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathian Mountains (Carpathian Convention).  


Our MissioN

Our mission is to build a future in which people and nature thrive. The work of our science-based civil society organization is focused on conservation, restoration of biodiversity and the reduction of the most pressing threats to the diversity in our region. Our experts work along WWF’s values: Courage, Integrity, Respect and Collaboration.

Our vision

The CEE region is nature-positive by 2030 – the “Green Heart of Europe”, including its globally important forests, rivers and wetlands and species, is conserved and our societies have shifted to working with and for nature. 

People live in harmony with nature; biodiversity in the region’s greatest wetland, forest and wilderness areas is conserved and enhanced; the region’s ecosystems are healthy and resilient, providing goods and services for people and nature; and citizens value nature as a basis for community prosperity and live within our planetary boundaries.

WWF has a presence in Central and Eastern Europe that is stable, effective and self-reliant, with a diversified and stable funding base, strong reputation and support; effective and stable governance and management; and a core, high-performing team working with and through an extensive network of partners. We aim to be the most inspiring partner for people and a trusted advisor for companies and institutions about planet and environment conservation and protection.