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Nature and Biological Diversity

Nature and Biological Diversity

Biological diversity (biodiversity) comprises diversity of species and habitats as well as the genetic diversity within the individual species of fauna and flora. In this area, you will find interesting facts, worth seeings and current news about global protection of nature and biological diversity.

"I firmly believe that environmental action leads to greater social justice and that the two are inextricably linked."

Svenja Schulze Federal Environment Minister <b><i>&quot;I firmly believe that environmental action leads to greater social justice and that the two are inextricably linked.&quot;</i></b>

Latest on Nature and Biological Diversity

Nature/Biological Diversity | 30.06.19

10 years of Wadden Sea World Heritage Site

The protection of the Wadden Sea is facing major challenges. The riparian countries of the Wadden Sea signed a declaration of intent for closer cooperation and the establishment of a partner network to protect this ecosystem.
Aufnahme des Regenwaldes in Brasilien.
International Environmental Policy | 06.05.19

Germany joins the Tropical Forest Alliance

The German Federal Government, through the BMU and the BMZ, joined the Tropical Forest Alliance. Both ministries have been supporting extensive measures for the protection and sustainable use of tropical forests for many years.
Nature/Biological Diversity | 06.05.19

IPBES: species loss threatens foundations of our lives

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released its global assessment report on the state of nature. The message: nature's condition is deteriorating dramatically.
Impressionen von der Sitzung der XV. Alpenkonferenz.
Europe and the Environment | 04.04.19

XV. Alpine Conference

The outcomes of the XV. Alpine Conference in Innsbruck include increased cooperation on climate action and soil protection in the Alpine region. The BMU will chair the newly created working group on soil protection.
International Climate Initiative | 26.03.19

Start of climate and biodiversity competition

The BMU has launched a new call for thematic oriented programme ideas on ambitious climate and biodiversity conservation in developing countries and emerging economies.
Climate | 07.12.18

Germany invests in regenerative climate action

Forests and other ecosystems are vital for climate action. For this reason, the Federal Environment Ministry is supporting forest conservation and restoration projects worldwide.