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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."

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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

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.
Europe and the Environment | 11.10.18

Germany and Poland enhance cooperation

Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze and her Polish colleague Henryk Kowalczyk signed a new agreement on transboundary environmental assessments (EIA) at the 13th German-Polish Environment Council in Neuhardenberg.
Nature/Biological Diversity | 10.10.18

Measures against insect decline

Minister Svenja Schulze presented her proposals for measures for the Action Programme for Insect Protection laid out in the coalition agreement. An online dialogue has also been initiated in which the public, too, can participate.
Waldweg der an einem Berg entlang führt
Nature/Biological Diversity | 26.07.18

Example in the UNESCO Network of Biosphere Reserves

The doubling in size of the Thuringian Forest biosphere reserve received approval from the World Network of Biosphere Reserves. The network now includes 686 UNESCO biosphere reserves in 122 countries.
Nature/Biological Diversity | 22.06.18

Central Asian countries commit to forest restoration

Eight countries in Central Asia and the Caucasus have joined the Bonn Challenge and committed to contributing to the goal of restoring 150 million hectares of forest worldwide by 2020.