German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


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The picture shows the cover of the 2019 Nature Awareness Study.

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) have published the results of the sixth nature awareness study. The nationwide survey on the population's awareness of nature, nature conservation and biological diversity was carried out at the end of 2019. 2,044 people aged 18 and over were surveyed. The significance of the study is representative for the whole of Germany.

This time, the focus of the nature awareness study is on protected areas. In addition, new questions about species knowledge and digitalization in nature conservation were added. In addition, existing time series on the opinion of the population on agrochemical technology and the energy transition, as well as on fundamental attitudes towards nature and nature conservation, were updated.

The integrated indicator for measuring the awareness of biological diversity has for the first time recorded significant improvements in attitudes and willingness to act among the population in a ten-year period since it was first recorded in 2009.

Nature Awareness