Bundesamt für Naturschutz

The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) is the German government´s scientific authority for nature conservation.

It provides the German Environment Ministry with assistance in all nature conservation and landscape management issues and in international cooperation activities. BfN furthers its objectives by carrying out related scientific research and is also in charge of a number of funding programmes. Besides it performs important enforcement work under international agreements on species and nature conservation, the Antarctic Treaty and the German Genetic Engineering Act.