German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


Nature Conservation and Society

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Erdmann
0228 / 8491-1740

Beate Job-Hoben
0228 / 8491-1743
Konstantinstr. 110
53179 Bonn, Germany
+49 (0)228 / 8491-1711 (secretary’s office)
+49 (0)228 / 8491-1719

Activities/Thematic Focus

  • 1. General and fundamental issues of social conditions and developments of relevance to nature conservation in the built and unbuilt environment
  • 2. Social aspects of communication and education in the context of nature conservation
  • 3. Social sciences-based analysis and promotion of conceptions of nature, nature awareness and nature-friendly conduct
  • 4. Ongoing development and implementation of strategies to enhance public acceptance of nature conservation
  • 5. Analysis and evaluation of the social dimension of nature conservation and development of related strategies and recommendations for action
  • 6. Development and review of guidelines, quality objectives, strategies, instruments and approaches for integrating nature conservation into society
  • 7. Analysis and evaluation of trends in recreation, leisure, tourism and sports in the natural environment, with due consideration of international developments
  • 8. Participation in the development and implementation of sustainability strategies and programmes/approaches to sustainable development
  • • Issues relating to society
  • • Issues relating to sports and tourism
  • • Issues relating to biodiversity
  • • R&D projects within the unit’s area of responsibility
  • • Testing and development projects within the unit’s area of responsibility
  • • Divisional publications

Last Change: 27/04/2021