German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


Conservation, Development and Sustainable Use of Nature and the Landscape

Dr. Alfred Herberg
0228 / 8491-1400

Dr. Uwe Riecken
0228 / 8491-1510

+49 (0)228 8491-1401 (secretary’s office)
+49 (0)228 8491-1409

Konstantinstr. 110
53179 Bonn, Germany

Activities/Thematic Focus

  • 1. Developing and implementing resources and strategies for species conservation at national and international level
  • 2. Monitoring and assessing the conservation status of species, ecological communities, habitats and landscapes, and analysing sources of threat
  • 3. Strategies and programmes for nature conservation-oriented environment monitoring and success monitoring
  • 4. Questions of landscape ecology and habitat conservation; strategies for habitat conservation programmes, development of an ecological network, designation of priority nature conservation areas and implementation of federal funding programmes on protected areas
  • 5. Integration of nature conservation objectives into land use forms such as agriculture, forestry, water management, leisure, transport, tourism and sports with the aim of guiding them along sustainable lines
  • 6. Development and evaluation of landscape plans and impact mitigation, and comparable instruments including support for nature-friendly energy and resource extraction and renewable energy
  • 7. Involved in proceedings under the Genetic Engineering Act (GenTG) and Federal Waterways Act (WSV)
  • 8. National implementation and international ongoing development of the Convention on Biological Diversity
  • 9. Nature conservation in national and international marine and coastal habitats
  • 10. Running the International Nature Conservation Academy

Last Change: 27/04/2021