standalone45mm WWF International Danube-Carpathian Programme
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.
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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
CDV is the only scientific research public institution under the Ministry of Transport. CDV was established in 1992 as a successor to the Czech Transport Departments Research Institute in Žilina and is now, since 2007, a public research institution. CDV has a certificated quality management system ČSN EN ISO 9001:2009. The basic purposes of the centre are research and development activities, processing expertise, ensure projects and services for Ministry of Transport, as well as providing expert opinions for authorities, both public and commercial entities. The Transport Research Centre employs more than 150 workers, among whom are experts from all modes of transport. The main motivation of CDV to be involved in the TRANSGREEN project is to be part of a broader international cooperation in the field of landscape fragmentation. This topic cannot be effectively addressed without a transnational approach. The geographical position at the western edge of the Carpathians and other mountainous regions in the Danube basin predestines us to deal with this issue at cross-border level. We believe that the project will be also an important opportunity to raise professional skills and knowledge of research personnel and to gain more experience for a larger involvement in international research in general.
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"
The „Milvus Group" Association is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation, dedicated to bird and nature protection, acting in the fields of conservation, education, research and consultancy in order to make Romania a better place for birds, wildlife and people.
Milvus was established in 1991 and worked initially as a branch of the Romanian Ornithological Society (BirdLife Romania). Initiating and co-ordinating national and international projects and broadening its area of work, it became an independent organisation in 2001. Our programs are scientifically based, co-ordinated by specialized personnel (many of our members are biologists, PhD students, students at biology and ecology faculties), with the involvement of volunteers.
In the Transgreen project we are involved locally to tackle and address one highway development project in the Tirgu Mures-Iasi pilot area which will severely affect the landscape connectivity if not properly planned. The main objectives of the research program are establishing home range size, dispersal patterns, conflict zones and de-facto ecological corridors, to enable the association to propose improvements for the highway design and its foreseen green infrastructure elements. This project would strengthen our cooperation with the relevant stakeholders, on local, regional and national levels alike. In the end, the project would allow us to have a more significant influence on the process of planning and building major transport infrastructure.
standalone45mm WWF Danube Carpathian Programme, Romania
WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) is the leading international organization working on the conservation, research and restoration of the environment, as well as ESD (Education for Sustainable Development). It is the world's largest independent conservation organization with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries, supporting around 1,300 conservation and environmental projects.
WWF-Romania is part of the Danube-Carpathian conservation Program. Its team of 40 highly-qualified experts are protecting the largest remaining natural areas of Europe while engaging local communities in the process for sustainable results. WWF-Romania has offices in Bucharest, Brașov, Baia Mare (Maramures) and Reșița, as well as experts working along the Danube and the Carpathians. The main lines of work are: forests and protected areas, including rewilding initiatives; freshwater; policy and green economy; education for sustainable development. The methods used are Model projects such as ecological reconstruction; lobby and advocacy; institutional capacity building; partnerships; awareness and education.
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
SPECTRA Centre of Excellence EU is Central European education and research centre in field of spatial planning and centre of excellence for the development of urban infrastructure. The Centre with its activities contributes to economic, social and cultural integration in Europe. By permanent research and proposals of the solutions for optimisation of spatial structures of settlements it helps to meet the objectives of sustainable spatial development, management and planning as well as to balancing regional disparities, improving quality of life and strengthening of social equity in Europe.
Within the TRANGREEN project SPECTRA is the leader for Work Package 3 – Scientific Support whose aim is to create a sound scientific knowledge base for the development of tools, methodologies and guidelines, to collect existing research and information material regarding the integration of transport infrastructure, spatial planning and ecological corridors, case studies of conflicts between transport infrastructure development and nature conservation objectives and best and bad practices for conflict resolution from across Europe compiled, to support activities in the pilot areas (WP4) and to support the Carpathian Convention Working Group on Sustainable Industry, Energy, Transport and Infrastructure related to COP4 Decision 4/5 and Art. 8 and 10 of the Carpathian Convention.


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: July 2018

Transport Research Centre


The development of this website is financially supported by the Danube Transnational Programme within the TRANSGREEN (January 2017 - June 2019)
and the ConnectGREEN Project (June 2018 - May 2021); the 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).