The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)
The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz - BfN) is the German government’s scientific authority with responsibility for national and international nature conservation. The Agency provides the German Environment Ministry (BMU) with technical and scientific assistance related to all nature conservation issues and in terms of international cooperation. BfN furthers its objectives by carrying out related scientific research and is in charge of a number of funding programmes. It also performs important enforcement work under international agreements. Since more than ten years, BfN is partner with CRAES on strategic issues related to biodiversity conservation and ecosystem management. In future, BfN and CRAES will continue to work at the science-policy-interface of nature conservation to realize a successful international Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and to further conservation efforts in China, Germany and internationally.