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Bundesamt für Naturschutz

International cooperation

Nature does not recognise political borders. This applies to the distribution of plants and animals, and to many of the challenges faced in environment protection and nature conservation. Cooperation at international level is thus vital in finding solutions to common nature conservation problems.

In many cases, the consequences arising from over-use of nature in highly industrialised countries like Germany can be felt in places much further away – for example, through climate change. Countries in the global North are both directly and indirectly responsible for the use of natural resources taken from countries elsewhere. In the course of international cooperation in nature conservation, BfN is active in a wide range of action areas. These activities occur under the auspices of international agreements and programmes, bilateral and multilateral projects and with various international organisations.

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