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Bundesamt für Naturschutz

Agriculture and forestry

Agricultural and forestry have shaped the cultural landscape for centuries. With ongoing intensification, they pose a threat to an increasing number of animal and plant species which rely on extensively managed ecosystems and on traditional farming and forestry practices.

As a result, nature conservation goals should not only be implemented in protected areas, but also in areas of cultivated land. Many nature conservation services cannot be provided without appropriate land management. If biodiversity it to be conserved, nature-friendly land use is needed in conjunction with effective measures to mitigate the effects of climate change.

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