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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."

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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

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Species Protection | 04.09.19

We can stop insect decline

At the proposal of Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze, the federal cabinet adopted the Action Programme for Insect Protection today. It is the most comprehensive package of measures for the protection of insects.
We can stop insect decline
Bild aus der Vogelperspektive eines Brandes im Amazonas-Regenwald
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International Environmental Policy | 23.08.19

Svenja Schulze on the fires in the Brazilian rainforest

In a statement Schulze commented on the fires in Brazil. The Federal Environment Minister has recently taken the decision to freeze financial assistance for forest and biodiversity conservation measures in Brazil.
Svenja Schulze on the fires in the Brazilian rainforest
Aufnahme des Regenwaldes in Brasilien.
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International Climate Initiative | 13.08.19

Support for climate protection projects in Brasile rest

Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze has decided because of doubts about the Brazilian environmental policy to put the financial support for example of forest and biodiversity conservation projects in Brazil on ice.
Support for climate protection projects in Brasile rest
Porträtbild von Dirk Messner vor blauem Hintergrund
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Sustainable Development | 31.07.19

Dirk Messner appointed new President of the UBA

The internationally renowned sustainability researcher Dirk Messner will become the new President of the German Environment Agency on 1 January 2020. On 31 July 2019, the German cabinet approved the appointment.
Dirk Messner appointed new President of the UBA
Luftbild eines Dorfs in Madagaskar
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Climate | 12.07.19

BMU launches global climate and biodiversity fund

The BMU is launching a new programme supporting local climate and nature conservation projects in developing countries and emerging economies. The programme is specially tailored to small projects.
BMU launches global climate and biodiversity fund