German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


Regulations under European Law

Information on the provisions of European law is grouped under the following headings:


Information on the European Union Birds Directive and Habitats Directive, their implementation in Germany, financing and further issues.
Natura 2000


Under the Deliberate Release Directive 2001/18/EC, placing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on the market is linked to mandatory monitoring. The Habitats Directive similarly obliges member states to monitor the habitat types and species of European interest.

Legal texts

The collection of legal texts in conservation law provides the texts of the key instruments of European law.
Legal texts (in German)

Further information

Summaries of EU legislation: Protection of nature and biodiversity


BfN Skript 1
International Conventions, Programmes and Organisations in Nature Conservation (in German)


Last Change: 10/04/2018