German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


Habitat Conservation and Habitat Management; National Natural Heritage

Dr. Peter Finck
+49 (0)228 8491-1520

Dr. Karin Reiter
+49 (0)228 8491-1531

+49 (0)228 8491-1564 (secretary’s office)
+49 (0)228 8491-1519

Konstantinstr. 110
53179 Bonn, Germany

Activities/Thematic Focus

  • Habitat and landscape conservation
  • Red List of threatened habitat types
  • Habitat management
  • Ecological networks and Green Belt
  • National Natural Heritage (NNH) Initiative
  • Fundamental issues of habitat conservation and habitat management, including tecnical support in the amendment of laws and programmes relating to habitat and landscape conservation and to ecological networks
  • Analysing and documenting the status and endangerment of habitat types and landscapes (threat situation and sources of threats; compiling and updating the Red List of threatened habitat types)
  • Ongoing development of criteria, strategies and procedures for the protection and development of habitats and habitat complexes
  • Ecosystem services of habitats of conservation importance
  • Analysing and assessing functional ecological links and relations between habitats, habitat complexes and landscapes as a basis for planning ecological networks (including the national and European Green Belt)
  • Ongoing development of strategies for landscape conservation and landscape development (including safeguarding natural development, wilderness areas, conservation of cultural landscapes, landscape classification, landscape assessment and activities relating to the European Landscape Convention)
  • Coordinating the sites of the National Natural Heritage (NNH) Initiative, including central data administration and conceptual development and review of long-term protection (including evaluation), supervision from a nature conservational perspective of the management on NNH sites remaining in federal ownership

Last Change: 27/04/2021