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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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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
Berggorilla in der Wildnis
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Species Protection | 24.06.19

40 years of protection for migratory animals

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the Federal Environment Ministry and CMS received diplomatic representatives in Berlin.
40 years of protection for migratory animals