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Bundesamt für Naturschutz

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The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation is the Federal Government’s scientific authority with responsibility for nature conservation and landscape management. BfN oversees projects, implements international agreements, publishes research results and data and advises both government and administration.

The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation plays a key part in incorporating scientific knowledge into policy decisions and applying that knowledge in practice. BfN is involved and has links with numerous activities to conserve biodiversity and natural ecosystems in Germany and internationally. Nature conservation can only succeed in the long run if it enjoys support across the whole of society. The Agency therefore maintains an ongoing dialogue with policymakers, business, the scientific community, educators and the media, constantly adapting the nature conservation toolkit to societal change.

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