GNF - Projects Nature Conservation
 

Our Projects in the Unit of Nature Conservation

 

Projects world-wide

 
 
 Agenda Species Conservation

© Günter Ziesler

Agenda Species Conservation

Individual demands for a habitat vary between different animal and plant species. Especially endemic and migratory species are extremely sensitive in terms of their living conditions. That is why they often belong to threatened species.

 

Projects in America

 
 
 Biodiversity-friendly cultivation of bananas and pineapples

Biodiversity-friendly Cultivation of Bananas and Pineapples

In Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic, bananas and pineapples for export are often grown in monocultures. The protection of biodiversity and the associated ecosystem services are to be integrated into the value chains of both fruits from conventional cultivation.

 

 
 
 Biodiversity in the Caribbean

Biodiversity in the Caribbean

Tourism in the Caribbean advertises with dream beaches, pristine rain forests and coral reefs. To support touristic enterprises in protection efforts, is one important goal of the Nagoya protocol to preserve biodiversity and important ecosystem services.

 

 

Projects in Europe

 
 
 Lakes without Limits

Lakes without Limits

Within the European Union, tourism is an important issue for everyone, especially for people with disabilities. Barrier-free paths are emerging to cope with mobile disabilities. Special guidance systems facilitate orientation in public spaces, thus providing access to nature as well.

 

 
 
 Ecosystem Services of Karst Protected Areas

© Notranjska Regional Park

Ecosystem Services of Karst Protected Areas

To find the right balance between conservation, protection and improvement of ecosystems as well as their sustainable use, this is the most important and major challenge in the Danube Region. The target aim of the project is to contribute to the protection and sustainable development of karst bio-regions in the Danube basin based on their valued ecosystem services.

 

 
 
 Biodiversity in Viticulture

Biodiversity in Viticulture

For the preservation of biodiversity, agriculture plays a crucial role. So far, farmers, especially winegrowers, hardly come in contact on the issue of biological diversity as part of their professional training.

 

 
 Protection and Environmental Development of Cultural Landscapes

Protection of Living Cultural Landscapes in Europe

In Central and Western Europe natural habitats are hardly to find, the greater is the value of historic cultural landscapes. But in crisis-ridden Spain, it is difficult to get the topic of nature the attention it requires. This is where the project comes in.

 

Projects in Africa

 
 
 Manatee Protection and Mangrove Conservation

Manatee Protection and Mangrove Conservation

In addition to reforestation of degraded forest and mangrove areas in Benin, training of local hunters, fishermen and local authority representatives in the sustainable management of natural resources is a priority.

 

 
 
 Lions for Sale – Bred for the Bullet

© Pippa Hankinson

Lions for Sale – Bred for the Bullet

In South Africa, a lucrative industry developed during the past years: lion farms. On these facilities, the predators are kept and bred in captivity to satisfy the demand for hunting trophies and lion bones as well as for tourism and volunteering. Our campaign raises awareness for these unethical and exploitative lion breeding practices.

 
 
 Dr. Thomas Schaefer

Contact

Dr. Thomas Schaefer

Head of Nature Conservation

GNF Office Radolfzell 

Phone: +49 7732 9995 89

E-mail: schaefer@globalnature.org