Predessors of the present Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
HISTORY - OVER 100 YEARS OF NATURE CONSERVATION
Establishment of the State Agency for Natural Heritage Preservation in Danzig (present-day Gdansk) - the beginning of official nature conservation in Prussia.
Establishment of the Reich Agency for Nature Conservation (later placed under the Reich Forestry Office)
Establishment of the Central Office for Nature Conservation (from 1949 onwards the Central Office for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management) in Egestorf.
Establishment of the Federal Institute for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management in Bonn.
Reorganisation to form the Federal Centre for Vegetation Ecology, Nature Conservation and Landscape Management (BAVNL). Integration of the Federal Institute for Vegetation Cartography, established 1950.
Renamed into Federal Research Centre for Nature Conservation and Landscape Ecology (BFANL).
Integration of former GDR institutions such as the Institute for Landscape Research and Nature Conservation (Dölzig branch); Establishment of the International Nature Conservation Academy (Island of Vilm).
Establishment of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation. Integration of parts of the Federal Agency for Food and Forestry and part of the Federal Agency for Commerce.
Anniversary: 100 years of nature conservation as a state responsibility.