Over 100 years of nature.
Establishment of the State Agency for Natural Heritage Preservation in Danzig (present-day Gdansk) - the beginning of official nature conservation in Prussia.
|1935||Establishment of the Reich Agency for Nature Conservation (later placed under the Reich Forestry Office)|
|1945||Establishment of the Central Office for Nature Conservation (from 1949 onwards the Central Office for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management) in Egestorf.|
|1952||Establishment of the Federal Institute for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management in Bonn.|
|1962||Reorganisation to form the Federal Centre for Vegetation Ecology, Nature Conservation and Landscape Management (BAVNL). Integration of the Federal Institute for Vegetation Cartography, established 1950.|
|1976||Renamed into Federal Research Centre for Nature Conservation and Landscape Ecology (BFANL).|
|1990||Integration of former GDR institutions such as the Institute for Landscape Research and Nature Conservation (Dölzig branch); Establishment of the International Nature Conservation Academy (Island of Vilm).|
|1993||Establishment of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation. Integration of parts of the Federal Agency for Food and Forestry and part of the Federal Agency for Commerce. Appointment of Prof. Dr. Martin Uppenbrink as the first BfN President.|
|1999||Appointment of Prof. Dr. Hartmut Vogtmann as BfN President.|
|2006||Anniversary: 100 years of nature conservation as a state responsibility.|
|2007||Inauguration of BfN President Prof. Dr. Beate Jessel.|
|2016||Establishment of a separate directorate for marine nature conservation on the Isle of Vilm.|
|2020||Establishment of the National Biodiversity Monitoring Center.|
|2021||Sabine Riewenherm is appointed President of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation at the suggestion of Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze.|