Consideration has to be given to various formal matters with regard to the enforcement of nature conservation law. These include the jurisdiction of the respective authorities and the procedures to be followed. The authorities responsible for enforcing nature conservation law are outlined here. With few exceptions, enforcement of nature conservation law is seen to be the sole responsibility of the German Länder (states). This applies even in cases involving the enforcement of federal law such as the Federal Nature Conservation Act. This section also includes public announcements and other information published by BfN, including administrative acts and legally prescribed consultation procedures, and other information concerning the enforcement of nature conservation law.