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Bundesamt für Naturschutz

Tasks

The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) provides the German Environment Ministry with professional and scientific assistance in all nature conservation and landscape management issues and in international cooperation activities.

The BfN plays a key part in incorporating scientific knowledge into policy decisions and applying that knowledge in practice. It is involved and has links with numerous activities to conserve biodiversity and natural ecosystems in Germany and internationally. Nature conservation can only succeed in the long run if it enjoys support across the whole of society. The Agency therefore maintains an ongoing dialogue with policymakers, business, the scientific community, educators and the media, constantly adapting the nature conservation toolkit to societal change.

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