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The Federal Republic of Germany, represented by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection, which is represented by the

Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)
Konstantinstr. 110
53179 Bonn

Phone: +49 228 8491-0
Fax+: 49 228 8491-9999

Contact for general enquiries

Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
+49 228 8491-0
+49 228 8491-9999
Konstantinstr. 110, 53179 Bonn

Contact for media representatives

Bundesamt für Naturschutz
Press and Public Relations
+49 228 8491-4444
+49 228 8491-1039
Konstantinstr. 110, 53179 Bonn

Contact for questions regarding CITES application processing CITES enforcement authority

CITES Management Authority
+49 228 8491-1311
+49 228 8491-1319
Konstantinstr. 110, 53179 Bonn

Responsibility under State Media Treaty

Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)
Head of the Internet Editorial Office: Ramona Stiegeler
Head of Press and Public Relations: Ruth Birkhölzer

Website editorial team

BfN website: Nils Knippenberg, Stephanie Venus
BfN social media: BfN: Ruth Birkhölzer

Realisation: consulting, design, editorial support and programming

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+49 30 325 326-0
+49 30 325 326-110
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Legal notice

Below you will find general legal information, our copyright notice and picture credits.

The content of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) website is compiled with utmost care. Nevertheless, errors or omissions cannot be completely ruled out. BfN is therefore unable to give any guarantee that the information provided is up to date, accurate and free of omissions. Contributions identified by name reflect the opinion of their author and not necessarily that of BfN.

Content provided on this website containing legal provisions or official guidance, recommendations or information has been compiled to the best of our knowledge and with utmost care. In case of discrepancies, however, solely the current official text as published in the relevant official publication medium shall apply. Any legal guidance, recommendations and information are non-binding; we do not provide legal advice.

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BfN reserves the right to change and/or discontinue the operation of this website at its own discretion at any time and without notice. It is under no obligation to update any content on this website.

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BfN expressly does not adopt “third-party content” as its own, has no influence over the current or future presentation or substance of such content and expressly condemns any content that may violate criminal or liability law or that may cause offence.

If there are any indications of legal violations, the “third-party content” concerned is checked without delay. If BfN has knowledge of legal violations, such external links will be deleted without delay. Liability for any loss or damage from the use or non-use of “third-party content” lies exclusively with the provider of the linked website.

Landing page header images

  • Winter landscape © eyetronic – stock.adobe.com
  • Frost on a meadow © rhoenes – stock.adobe.com
  • Spruce twig with frozen ice droplets © nordroden – stock.adobe.com
  • Tawny owl in the fall wood © ondrejprosicky – stock.adobe.com
  • Blue tit: © bennytrapp – stock.adobe.com
  • Grey seal: © Carola Vahldiek – stock.adobe.com

Topic header images

  • Species: © Dorothea Axtmann
  • Protected areas and habitats: © dina – stock.adobe.com
  • The oceans: © Mathias Weil - stock.adobe.com
  • Monitoring: © Benzler A. / Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
  • Agriculture and forestry: © Volkhard Selig
  • Renewable Energie: © m.mphoto - stock.adobe.com
  • Tourism and sport: © Curioso.Photography - stock.adobe.com
  • Planning and assessment: © Christian Schwier - stock.adobe.com
  • Society: © Rawpixel.com - stock.adobe.com
  • The economy: © jgolby - stock.adobe.com
  • Health: © Song_about_summer - stock.adobe.com
  • Biotechnology: © BrunoWeltmann - stock.adobe.com
  • Biodiversity: © kathomenden - stock.adobe.com
  • Climate change: © Daniel Beckemeier - stock.adobe.com
  • International cooperation: © Curioso.Photography - stock.adobe.com
  • Digitalisation: © Klemens Mrogenda
  • Departmental research plan: © bennytrapp - stock.adobe.com
  • Research programme: © Chudakov - stock.adobe.com
  • Departmental research plan: © Mathias Weil - stock.adobe.com
  • Federal Biological Diversity Programme: © Lennart - stock.adobe.com
  • Germany’s Blue Belt Programme: © Heiko Küverling - stock.adobe.com
  • Testing and development projects: JLO-DESIGN - stock.adobe.com
  • Large-scale nature conservation projects: © Circumnavigation - stock.adobe.com
  • Promoting associations and organisations: © Lena_viridis - stock.adobe.com
  • Further funding options: © Vincent - stock.adobe.com
  • Germany: © ThomBal - stock.adobe.com
  • Europe: © makasana photo - stock.adobe.com
  • International: © Sandor Jackal - stock.adobe.com
  • Instruments: © fotofox33 - stock.adobe.com
  • Formal issues: © Stockwerk photo design - stock.adobe.com
  • Natura 2000: © Maren Winter - stock.adobe.com
  • CITES: © Amanda - stock.adobe.com
  • Genetic engineering: © Arthur Lackert
  • The Nagoya Protocol: © cherezoff - stock.adobe.com
  • Marine plans and projects: © Photocreo Bednarek - stock.adobe.com
  • About BfN: © U. Euler
  • Management and organisation: © U. Euler
  • Locations: © U. Euler
  • Vacancies: © U. Euler
  • Internships at BfN: © U. Euler
  • Service: © U. Euler
  • International Academy for Nature Conservation Isle of Vilm: © U. Euler
  • Library: © U. Euler

Metanavigation header images

  • Press: © motortion - stock.adobe.com
  • Publications: © U. Euler
  • Events: © bilderstoeckchen - stock.adobe.com
  • Maps and data: © thematic geodata: 2021, Federal Agency for Nature Conservation 2021 Basic geodata: © GeoBasis-DE/BKG (2021), Terms of Use: http://sg.geodatenzentrum.de/web_public/nutzungsbedingungen.pdf
  • Easy-to-read language: © U. Euler
  • Sign language: © U. Euler

Profiles header images

  • Project profiles: © Oleg - stock.adobe.com
  • Press releases: © motortion - stock.adobe.com
  • Publications: © U. Euler
  • Species profiles: © vartzbed - stock.adobe.com
  • Organisation chart: © U. Euler
  • Vacancies: © U. Euler
  • International conventions and directives: © makasana photo - stock.adobe.com
  • FThematic geodata: Federal Agency for Nature Conservation 2021. Basic geodata: © GeoBasis-DE/BKG (2021), Terms of Use: http://sg.geodatenzentrum.de/web_public/nutzungsbedingungen.pdf
  • Events: © bilderstoeckchen - stock.adobe.com
  • Natura 2000 habitats and sites: © Maren Winter - stock.adobe.com
  • Notable landscapes: © Andreas Huth/BfN
  • Landscapes of conservation importance: © Circumnavigation - stock.adobe.com
  • Aircraft-relevant bird areas: © Michael Rucker - stock.adobe.com
  • INA events: © U. Euler
  • News: © JLO-DESIGN - stock.adobe.com

Footer header images

  • Contact BfN: © U. Euler
  • Contact form: © U. Euler
  • Accessibility policy: © U. Euler
  • Legal information: © U. Euler
  • Privacy policy: © U. Euler

BfN reserves all rights. No text or excerpts thereof or charts, tables, videos or image material provided on the BfN website may be reproduced, distributed or otherwise used without the prior consent of BfN unless expressly made available for this purpose.

Unless otherwise indicated, copyright in text, images, charts and other content lies with BfN.

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