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Bundesamt für Naturschutz

Youth Nature Awareness Study 2020

Nature awareness
This study relates to a representative survey of nature awareness among young people in Germany aged between 14 and 17. The study focuses, among other things, on the relationship of youths to nature in times of the pandemic, participation in demonstrations and willingness to act for nature and biodiversity, as well as attitudes towards agro-genetic engineering, energy transition and digitalisation.
Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
Year of publication


On behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), detailed information on the nature awareness of the German-speaking adult population has been being collected every two years since 2009 and published as a nature awareness study. In the current study, a separate survey of nature awareness among young people was carried out for the first time. 

The objective of the study is to gain key information about young people’s knowledge, attitudes, and willingness to take action in the context of nature, nature conservation, and biodiversity.

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