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Dear friend of GNF,

Fires are not uncommon in the Pantanal Wetlands; often they are caused by slash-and-burn. Nevertheless, this year, they are so devastating that 10 percent of the entire area is already affected. Our friends from Fundação Ecotrópica in the Pantanal have been working for weeks to help the animals in this inferno with water troughs and food islands.

 Udo Gattenlöhner

Fortunately, there is a sufficient amount of water here at Lake Constance, but invisible dangers lurk in our waters, such as micro plastics. In order to remove these smallest particles with appropriate purification technology, we have started the "Blue Lakes" project. Together with our committed partners, we are also working to reduce the use of plastic in everyday life.

Many thanks, enjoy reading and: stay healthy!

Udo Gattenlöhner
Executive Director, Global Nature Fund (GNF)

 Pantanal Wetlands on Fire

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Pantanal Wetlands on fire

Fires have been raging in the South American wetlands for several weeks now, threatening residents, flora and fauna. Many water points have dried up this year due to lack of rainfall, they offer no protection from the continuing fires. Our local partners are fighting against the destruction of the Pantanal.

 Micro Plastics – from the lake directly to the plate?

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Micro Plastics – from the lake directly to the plate?

Plastic products have become an important part of our everyday life. They are practical and often indispensable. Nevertheless, they are also an underestimated danger for human beings and nature. Support our measures to cope with the consequences and help to avoid plastic and reduce micro plastics.

 Strong alliance – JARO and GNF for sustainable business

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Strong alliance – JARO and GNF for sustainable business

We are united by our goals: The JARO Institute is committed to make sustainable action a standard for the economy, the focus is on sustainable procurement – exactly the approach that the Global Nature Fund has been following since its foundation in 1998 with a focus on green economy and ecologically fair procurement of raw materials.

 Double victory in the "Project Sustainability 2020" competition

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Double victory in the "Project Sustainability 2020" competition

The GNF projects "Biodiversity in Standards and Labels for the Food Industry" and "Green instead of Grey – Industrial Parks in Transition" were each awarded the title "Project Sustainability 2020" by the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) in July 2020.


Issue: October 2020

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