The diversity of plants and animals and their habitats must be preserved and species loss must be stopped. Through international and national measures as well as "biodiversity-friendly" behavior.

Species Protection

The total number of species reduces dramatically. 35 percent of Germany's native animal species are endangered, for plant species the figure is 26 percent. Find out what actions and "species-protecting" behavior can stop species decrease and preserve the diversity of plants and animals and their habitats.

"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 species protection

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Nature/Biological Diversity | 11.01.21

Germany joins High Ambition Coalition for Nature und People

At the One Planet Summit for Biodiversity, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that Germany would join the High Ambition Coalition, which aims to protect at least 30 percent of the planet’s land and ocean by 2030.
Germany joins High Ambition Coalition for Nature und People
Schichten des tropischen Regenwaldes
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International Climate Initiative | 11.12.20

Preventing pandemics with global biodiversity protection

The Federal Environment Ministry is helping partner countries reduce the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on biodiversity and also supporting more sustainable economic recovery.
Preventing pandemics with global biodiversity protection
Aufnahme des Regenwaldes in Brasilien.
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Nature/Biological Diversity | 30.10.20

Biodiversity against pandemics

Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze presented the IPBES report on biodiversity and pandemics together with representatives of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.
Biodiversity against pandemics