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Further Development of Germany's National Red Lists


An increased need for additional information, the ongoing threatened status of certain species and ecosystems and the need to fulfil national obligations under international treaties (the Habitats Directive, the Rio Convention, the Ramsar Convention, the Bonn Convention, etc.) all support the need for advancement and expansion of the Red Lists. The following objectives have been set:


  • Objectivisation of the criteria system used to assign species to specific threat categories
  • Assess Germany’s responsibility in global conservation of species and habitat types
  • Ongoing improvement of the information contained in the Red Lists as regards bioindication, nature conservation assessments and the principles of nature conservation itself.

Last Change: 05/05/2015

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