Project Examples

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

www.hirschkaefer-suche.de

(www.hirschkaefer-suche.de)

Hirschkaefer-Suche is a Citizen Science project for the protection of the stag beetle (Lucanus cervus). The project is supported by the association Hirschkäferfreunde-Nature two e. V. It researches the habitats, distribution and biology of the stag beetle and works in many ways to protect the largest native species of beetle. It maps, examines tree stumps, relocates stag beetle habitats and builds artificial nests. (learn more)

 

 

 

Natur erleben – kennenlernen – schützen. Raus in die Natur mit dem Ökomobil

(Experience nature - get to know it - protect it. Out into the nature with the ecomobile)

Since 1987, four trucks converted to ecomobiles have been travelling around Baden-Württemberg to impart knowledge about the local nature and to interest young people in the biological diversity in Baden-Württemberg. The motto is "Experience nature - get to know it - protect it". (learn more)

 

 

 

Wildschutzprogramm Feld & Wiese

(Game protection program field & meadow)

The game protection program of the Rhineland-Palatinate Hunting Association promotes biological diversity in the Rhineland-Palatinate farmland. The aim is to establish a good conservation status for partridge, hare, pheasant and other species of the field floor such as skylark, lapwing and field hamster. Hunters, farmers and authorities work together to achieve the goals.  (learn more)

 

 

 

 

Allianz für Niederwild

(Alliance for Small Game)

The project "Alliance for Small Game" is committed to the promotion of partridge, field hare and pheasant. A network of hunters, municipalities, conservationists, farmers, land owners, authorities and research institutions has joined forces to improve the habitats of endangered small game species such as partridge, hare and pheasant in the agricultural landscape of Baden-Württemberg. (learn more)

 

 

 

 

DAWN CHORUS

(Morning Soundscapes)

On the platform www.dawn-chorus.org, people around the world were able to upload recordings of the morning bird concert in front of their windows or in their immediate vicinity for the first time from 1 to 31 May 2020. Over 3,500 audio recordings from all over the world were collected and displayed in a global sound map. The data also feed into a scientific database for biodiversity research.  (learn more)

 

 

 

#Beebetter Kampagne

(#beebetter campaign)

The media group BurdaHome is committed to the conservation of wild bees. In a broad-based campaign, information is conveyed and projects are promoted.#beebetter was launched at the beginning of 2019 by BurdaHome and the magazine 'Mein schöner Land'. (learn more)

 

 

 

 

 

Wild auf Wald

(Wild on woods– Active together for nature and landscape)

The project „Wild auf Wald – Gemeinsam aktiv für Natur und Landschaft“ makes it possible for children and adolescents without regular access to the forest, to actively stand up for nature and profit from positive experience. Working together in the forest they learn how to treat nature as well as each other with respect. (learn more)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Landschaftshaus

(The landscape house - experience, discover and explore nature)

Nature experiences for everyone  – Whether children, teenagers or adults, people with or without disabilities: in the landscape house of the Biological Station Oberberg, everyone has the chance to discover nature and actively protect it. The inclusive meeting and learning place offers varied programmes all around the Bergische cultural landscape. (learn more)

 

 

 

 

 

Heuhupfer

(With gardening fork and cooking spoon – the young and the old on the field)

On the multigenerational field – The Kampfeld Farm of the Heuhüpfer e.V. association in Hemmingen is a place unlike any other: From March to October a group of kindergartners regularly meets with senior citizens, to plant old types of grains and vegetables and cook together. Adults and children learn to know and respect biological diversity in exchange with each other. (learn more)

 

 

 

 

Große Hufeisennase in der Oberpfalz, Bayern

(Greater horseshoe bat in the Upper Palatinate, Bavaria)

Hohenburg in the Upper Palatinate is home to the last parlour of the Greater horseshoe bat in Germany. It is the rarest bat species in Germany and highly threatened with extinction.  (learn more)

 

 

 

 

 

 

"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) 

 

 

 

Wohnen.Viefalt.Natur.Lindenhof

(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 (www.neobiota.info) 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) 

Stag beetles are the largest indigenous beetle species. Photo: Dr. Markus Rink
Stag beetles are the largest indigenous beetle species. Photo: Dr. Markus Rink
Fleet of ecomobiles. Photo: Steffen Düll
Fleet of ecomobiles. Photo: Steffen Düll
Ulrike Höfken, Environment Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate, visits the first WFW test plots. Photo: Trier Forestry Office
Ulrike Höfken, Environment Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate, visits the first WFW test plots. Photo: Trier Forestry Office
Colourful bird - The pheasant is representative of many small game species. Photo: Erich Marek
Colourful bird - The pheasant is representative of many small game species. Photo: Erich Marek
Dawn Chorus was awarded as official contribution to the UN Decade on Biodiversity. Picture taken from the original website.
Dawn Chorus was awarded as official contribution to the UN Decade on Biodiversity. Picture taken from the original website.
Together with strong partners, the #beebetter campaign of the Burda publishing group is doing exemplary public relations work for (wild) bees. Photo: Iris Rothe for Hubert Burda Media
Together with strong partners, the #beebetter campaign of the Burda publishing group is doing exemplary public relations work for (wild) bees. Photo: Iris Rothe for Hubert Burda Media
Strong for nature together. Working together makes it easier!
Strong for nature together. Working together makes it easier!
Water module - a precious commodity - schoolgirls determine aquatic animals in the landscape house.
Water module - a precious commodity - schoolgirls determine aquatic animals in the landscape house.
View of a bumblebee colony in a bumblebee box (Maier)
View of a bumblebee colony in a bumblebee box (Maier)
Greater horseshoe bat in the cellar of the bat house in Hohenburg. Photo: Rudolf Leitl
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