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Bundesamt für Naturschutz


Put together by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), this compilation on nature conservation law provides external links to important federal and Länder (state) laws. The primary legal basis for nature conservation and landscape management in Germany is the Federal Nature Conservation Act, which is supplemented by the Federal Ordinance on the Conservation of Species and the Federal Compensation Ordinance. These regulate nature conservation and landscape management comprehensively and directly in numerous areas. However, in some areas, the individual Länder may issue supplementing rules and regulations on specific aspects and even apply Länder-specific derogations. In addition to national legislation, it is therefore also necessary to take Länder-level acts and statutory instruments into account.
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