GNF - About us

About us

Global Nature Fund’s vision is development within planetary boundaries in order to ensure the right of present and future generations to a healthy planet where biodiversity is conserved, regenerated and restored as the foundation of life. 


Global Nature Fund is a non-profit, private, independent international foundation for the protection of environment and nature, registered according to § 80 BGB by the Senate Administration for Justice, Berlin.


The headquarters are located in Radolfzell at Lake Constance, Germany. Since 2003, the Global Nature Fund has also an office in Bonn, and since 2011 in Berlin, Germany.


GNF was founded in spring in 1998 with the objective to foster the protection of nature and environment as well as animals. GNF’s work consists mainly of

  • The implementation of development cooperation projects worldwide;
  • initiating and carrying out nature & environmental protection projects to preserve the animal world, their habitats and migratory routes;
  • the development of model projects for the promotion of a sustainable economy;
  • publications and organization of events dealing with the protection of nature and environment;
  • supporting and promoting international conventions.

In 1998 the Living Lakes network has been initiated by the foundation Global Nature Fund, a global network of environmental partnership organisations striving for the protection of lakes and wetlands worldwide.


Annual Report

Our current annual report is here available for download in PDF format:


Distinction as “Official Project of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005 – 2014”

In November 2013, the project “Living Lakes” has received for the fifth time the distinction as official UN Decade Project for the year 2014. The first distinction occured for the years 2006 and 2007.



The GNF tries to avoid flights if possible. But in the domain of international co-operation, it is consistently required to be personally present. Since 2007, the GNF balances the flights of all staff members and board of directors by paying yearly for the caused greenhouse gas emissions to atmosfair (for the years 2007 and 2008) and since 2009 to myclimate. 



Global Nature Fund (GNF) - Headquarters

International Foundation for Environment and Nature

Fritz-Reichle-Ring 4

78315 Radolfzell, Germany

Phone: +49 7732 9995 80 / - 85

Fax: +49 7732 9995 88



Directions (GNF Headquarters in Radolfzell)

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Global Nature Fund (GNF) - Office Bonn

Contact person: Mr Stefan Hörmann

Kaiser-Friedrich-Straße 11

53113 Bonn, Germany

Phone: +49 228 184 86 94 0

Fax: +49 228 184 86 94 99

Mobile: +49 160 532 10 52


Global Nature Fund (GNF) - Office Berlin

Contact person: Ms Katja Weickmann

Hackescher Markt 4

(Entrance: Neue Promenade 3)

10178 Berlin, Deutschland

Phone: +49 30 24 00 867 341

Fax: +49 30 24 00 867 19