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Bundesamt für Naturschutz

Promoting associations and organisations

Environment protection and nature conservation policy relies on associations and organisations as partners. These inform and raise awareness among the general public, address new policy-related focus areas and provide environmental advice and education. Their work plays a key role in increasing public acceptance for effective environment protection and nature conservation policy.

The Federal Environment Ministry thus supports the work of environmental and nature conservation associations by providing funding. Each year, in the promotion of associations and organisations, grants for projects and measures conducted by associations, organisations and other alliances active in environment protection and nature conservation are awarded in the amount of €4.45 million (of which €0.7 million goes to nature conservation). In addition, environment protection and nature conservation projects conducted by non-governmental organisations in Germany and abroad are supported using the surcharge proceeds from the sale of special issue postage stamps.

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