Project Examples

The following list shows some project examples that have been awarded as “UN Decade projects”.

"Kur in Natur" in einzigartiger biologischer Vielfalt

("cure in nature" in a unique biological diversity)

"Cure in nature" is an offer of the AOK Clinic Rügen. The clinic, which is located on the natural beach of the Baltic Sea island of Rügen, offers children and their parents a varied nature-related leisure, exercise and adventure education program during their joint spa stay. (learn more)




Städte wagen Wildnis

(Cities dare wilderness)

How wilderness can be implemented in cities and how it affects biodiversity and the quality of life is the subject of a this project. Under the title "City Dare Wilderness" the cities of Hannover, Frankfurt am Main and Dessau-Roßlau deliberately let run wild selected inner-city areas.  (learn more)




Rotmilan – Land zum Leben

(red kite - land to live in)

Every second red kite in the world breeds in Germany. Over the last 20 years the number has decreased by a third. Agricultural intensification is regarded as one of the most important influences on this. Fast and dense crops take the birds view onto the prey. He depends on varied cultural landscapes.  (learn more)




Pferde fördern Vielfalt

(Horses promote diversity)

In the immediate environment of horses there is a special potential for the promotion of biological diversity. For horses need stables, hay and straw, meadows and pastures - ideal habitats for many species. To ensure that riders and horse clubs use this potential even better, the German Equestrian Federation (FN) and its cooperation partners have launched the project "Horses promote diversity".  (learn more)




Wilde Heide

(Wild Heath)

In the Döberitzer Heide, a heath on the outskirts of Berlin, bison (Bos bonasus), Przewalski horses (Equus ferus przewalskii) and red deer (Cervus elaphus) now grace the landscape of what was formerly a military training ground. The animal herds delay reforestation, preserve open countryside structures and increase biodiversity. (learn more)




Summendes Rheinland – Landwirte für Ackervielfalt 

(Rhineland Alive and Buzzing – Farmers for Diversity in the Fields)

Using the slogan Landwirte für Ackervielfalt (Farmers for Diversity in the Fields), the Summendes Rheinland (Rhineland Alive and Buzzing) project promotes the enhancement of open-land habitats in intensively farmed arable landscapes. The Stiftung Rheinische Kulturlandschaft (Foundation Rhineland Cultural Landscape), a non-profit organisation, runs the project in the Lower Rhine Basin physiographic region. (learn more) 




Biodiversität auf kirchlichen Friedhöfen

(Biodiversity in Church Cemeteries)

Changes in people’s interment arrangements have reduced the demand for graves, posing both an economic and environmental challenge for the Church. With its near-natural design approach, the graveyard biodiversity project reduces the maintenance effort involved in tending cemeteries, makes them more visually attractive and increases the biodiversity that exists within their walls. (learn more)




Faba-Naturprojekt, Biodiversität stärkt belastete Kinderseelen

(Faba Nature Project: Biodiversity for Emotional Balance)

The preventive health project offers a social, group-based approach to help provide balance and emotional support for children from families coping with addiction and/or impaired mental health. The central focus lies in teaching children about animals and plants, biological relationships and practical nature conservation. (learn more) 





(Biodiversity at the Lindenhof Garden City Estate)

Urban habitats: in the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district of Berlin, a cooperative protects and enhances the natural habitats on the Lindenhof Garden City housing estate. Many of the 2,500 residents have become custodians for various green areas and actively promote the biodiversity cause. (learn more)  




Landwirtschaft für Artenvielfalt

(Farming for Species Diversity)

In collaboration with project partners, WWF Germany is working to develop and implement a new nature conservation module for organic farming. The aim is to achieve a verifiable increase in the biodiversity of wild animals and plants in habitats shaped by agriculture. (learn more) 





„Junior Ranger“ – Kinder und Jugendliche als Botschafter für die Nationalen Naturlandschaften

(Junior Ranger: Children and Youth as National Natural Landscapes Ambassadors)

The nationwide Junior Ranger programme is designed to capture children’s imaginations, spark their interest in natural processes and natural landscapes in Germany, and enable them to become actively involved. Training as a Junior Ranger uses exploration and games to foster children’s characters and creativity. (learn more) 




Ganz Köln im Spatzenfieber

(Saving Sparrows in Cologne)

The house sparrow population (Passer domesticus) has declined significantly in recent years. This Cologne-based ‘save the sparrows’ project involves specially devised activities and a call for citizens’ initiatives to create habitats primarily for house sparrows while ensuring that they will also benefit biodiversity as a whole. (learn more)




Bringe Verborgenes ans Licht – Entdecke andere Arten!

(Revealing Hidden Species)

Sport divers and other interested individuals can use an online platform ( to report sightings of aquatic alien species. The initiative was launched by the Verband Deutsche Sporttaucher (German Sport Diving Association (VDST)) to obtain information about alien species distribution and their impact on water bodies in Germany. (learn more) 

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