German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)

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Zoological Species Conservation

Head:
Dr. Sandra Balzer
Phone:
+49 (0)228 8491-1411
E-Mail:
Sandra.Balzer@BfN.de

Deputy:
Ruth Petermann

Phone
+49 (0)228 8491-1411 (secretary’s office)
Fax:
+49 (0)228 8491-1419

Address:
Konstantinstr. 110
 
53179 Bonn, Germany


Activities/Thematic Focus

  • 1. General and fundamental issues relating to the ecology, management and conservation of fauna species and fauna communities
  • 2. Analysing the situation and threat status of indigenous animal species and their habitats
  • 3. Ongoing development and updating of the lists of animal species for which Germany has special responsibility for their global conservation
  • 4. Conceptual development and updating of the German Red List of threatened animal species
  • 5. Analysing causes of threat for indigenous animal species
  • 6. Strategies, visions and recommendations for wildlife conservation in nature conservation plans and activities and for the conservation and promotion of animal species and their habitats
  • 7. Nature conservation support and ongoing development of national and international wildlife conservation law:
  • • CITES/EU CITES Regulation
  • • Federal Nature Conservation Act (BNatSchG) and Federal Conservation Ordinance (BArtSchV)
  • • Bonn Convention and related regional agreements (EUROBATS; AEWA)
  • • Bern Convention
  • • EU Birds Directive
  • • EU Habitats Directive
  • 8. CITES Scientific Authority for wildlife under Section 48 (2) BNatSChG (including developing resources and performing trade analysis)
  • 9. Developing approaches and strategies for the management of non-indigenous, alien and invasive animal species, including assessment of invasiveness
  • 10. Approving the release of animal species not yet occurring domestically, in accordance with Section 40 (5) BNatSChG; approval of the release of animal species in the EEZ, in accordance with Section 40 (4) BNatSChG; approval of the use of animals in the EEZ in accordance with the EU Aquaculture Regulation
  • 11. Developing approaches and strategies for impacts of human activities on animal populations and for the sustainable use of animal species
  • 12. Maintenance and ongoing development of animal information systems and updating of taxonomic reference lists (checklists) of animal species occurring in Germany
  • 13. WISIA (scientific information system on international species conservation)
  • 14. ZEET (compilation of EU decisions on the import of CITES-listed animal species)
  • 15. Taxonomic reference lists
  • 16. Data and information on the ecology, distribution and management of animal species

Last Change: 17/09/2019

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