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  • First non-stop circumnavigation of Lake Constance in laser dinghies successful – but the fight against microplastics goes on05/30/2022

    First non-stop circumnavigation of Lake Constance in laser dinghies successful – but the fight against microplastics goes on

    – In 21:30 h, the two 18-year-olds Elias Fauser and Max Gasser have circumnavigated Lake Constance in Laser class sailboats.
    – No one in this boat class has ever officially mastered this challenge before
    – With their "Lake Constance Challenge", the two young men are drawing attention to the threat posed to local waters by microplastics

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  • Projects full of life: Global Nature Fund celebrates 30 years of LIFE program together with the EU05/19/2022

    Projects full of life: Global Nature Fund celebrates 30 years of LIFE program together with the EU

    – On May 21, EU LIFE, the program of the European Commission for the promotion of nature and environmental protection projects, turns 30 years old
    – Since 2002, Global Nature Fund has successfully implemented eight projects within the framework of EU LIFE
    – With "ELLA", the European Living Lakes Association, GNF and LIFE make a promise for the future

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  • International Day for Biological Diversity: Food for Biodiversity supports food industry in biodiversity-friendly cultivation05/19/2022

    International Day for Biological Diversity: Food for Biodiversity supports food industry in biodiversity-friendly cultivation

    - On May 22, the UN celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity
    - The association Food for Biodiversity helps companies in the food sector to work for biodiversity
    - First pilot projects are already successfully implementing the "basic set of biodiversity criteria"

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  • Europe's waters have a new friend: NGOs launch ELLA to protect lakes and wetlands05/06/2022

    Europe's waters have a new friend: NGOs launch ELLA to protect lakes and wetlands

    Lakes and wetlands are the most threatened habitats in Europe. Everywhere from Doñana National Park in southern Spain to Lake Peipsi in eastern Estonia, climate change is accelerating the serious effects of overuse, overexploitation, degradation and pollution. Therefore, on May 4, eight environmental NGOs from Germany, Estonia, Poland, Spain and Hungary founded a new strong advocate for the protection and sustainable use and development of lakes and wetlands in Europe: the European Living Lakes Association, in short "ELLA".

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  • Eagles fly for sustainability: Mannheim ice hockey club commits to eco-friendly merchandising04/06/2022

    Eagles fly for sustainability: Mannheim ice hockey club commits to eco-friendly merchandising

    Purchasing is a key aspect of a company's sustainability strategy. One club in the German Ice Hockey League is currently demonstrating how companies can align it with the times: On Sports Day, the DEL club Adler ("Eagles") Mannheim is sending out a signal for the improvement of working conditions and the reduction of the environmental impact of textile production along the supply chain by opting for sustainable procurement supported by the FAIR WEAR WORKS project.

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  • Climate and biodiversity protection for banana cultivation of the future: FRUIT LOGISTICA event provides information03/29/2022

    Climate and biodiversity protection for banana cultivation of the future: FRUIT LOGISTICA event provides information

    As part of the leading international trade fair FRUIT LOGISTICA, the biodiversity project Del Campo al Plato and the Action Alliance Sustainable Banana (ABNB) are organizing the event "Climate and biodiversity protection for a banana cultivation of the future" on April 6 from 13:00 to 14:30 CET.

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  • Insect-Responsible Sourcing Regions: Action sheets protect biodiversity in agriculture03/23/2022

    Insect-Responsible Sourcing Regions: Action sheets protect biodiversity in agriculture

    From marginal strips in fields to nesting trees in vineyards: the Lake Constance Foundation and its partners in the project LIFE Insect-Responsible Sourcing Regions project have compiled almost forty descriptions of measures. They provide farmers with concrete tips on how to safeguard biodiversity and insect populations on their farms – and are now available for download free of charge.

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  • Shallow lake with great diversity: Dümmer is "German Living Lake of the Year 2022"03/22/2022

    Shallow lake with great diversity: Dümmer is "German Living Lake of the Year 2022"

    A well-deserved title on World Water Day: Lower Saxony's second largest inland lake may not be deeper than 1.40 meters anywhere, but it knows how to impress with its unique natural diversity. And the efforts of the people on its shores to preserve the blue jewel are also diverse – as there are enough challenges. The GNF and the Living Lakes Germany Network award the successful example of committed nature conservation for an intact body of water as "German Living Lake of the Year 2022".

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  • Ingenious ideas in yellow: Excellent measures preserve biodiversity in banana and pineapple cultivation03/18/2022

    Ingenious ideas in yellow: Excellent measures preserve biodiversity in banana and pineapple cultivation

    Bananas and pineapples can be produced in a way that does not harm biodiversity. As part of the campaign "Biodiversity pays off: Bananas and pineapples from biodiversity-friendly production," the Global Nature Fund (GNF) reports on impressive sustainable examples from the field, which are honored by the "Del Campo al Plato" project.

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  • Nitrogen and phosphate loads in German waters need reduction02/18/2022

    Nitrogen and phosphate loads in German waters need reduction

    Fertilizer law requires comprehensive amendment.

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