GNF - Projects Nature Conservation
 

Our Projects in the Unit of Nature Conservation

 

Projects in America

 
 
 Lower Yuna National Park

Lower Yuna National Park

A new management plan is to be developed in the National Park, which is located in the Dominican Republic. The central goal is to restore mangrove forests, but awareness eductation activities and new activities in ecotourism will also be considered and will provide income opportunities for local communities.

 

 
 
 Transforming Tourism

Transforming Tourism

Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic are considered biodiversity hotspots, biodiversity not only fulfils important ecosystem functions but is also a major tourist attraction. Sustainable development of destinations ensures the economic basis for many people employed in tourism and the conservation of biodiversity.

 

 
 
 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.

 

 

Projects in Europe

 
 
 Inspiring for Biodiversity

Inspiring for Biodiversity

How can we get people excited about the topic of biodiversity and explain its significance for the environment and nature in a true-to-life way? Biological diversity is at the heart of the production of the materials, because only a balanced and intact environment can safeguard the existence of ecosystems, genetic diversity and the wealth of species.

 

 
 
 Nature without Barriers

Nature without Barriers

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.

 

 
 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 Asia

 
 
 Mitigating conflicts between humans and elephants

Mitigating conflicts between humans and elephants

In the border area between Nepal and India, the protection of Asian elephants is to be strengthened. With the participation of the local population, human interests in land use for agriculture and settlements are brought into harmony with the habitats and behavioral patterns of the animals.

 
 
 Hovsgol Lake National Park Management in Mongolia

Hovsgol Lake National Park Management in Mongolia

Increasing numbers of tourists ensure additional income for traditionally living nomads, while at the same time those seeking recreation leave more than just footprints in the primeval Mongolian nature: In order to cope with the increasing volume of waste, the existing waste collection system is better equipped and a proper waste management system with waste reduction, separation and recycling is being introduced, and lots of sensitisation and environmental education work is being carried out.

 
 
 Dr. Thomas Schaefer

Contact

Dr. Thomas Schaefer

Head of Nature Conservation

GNF Office Radolfzell 

Phone: +49 7732 9995 89

E-mail: schaefer@globalnature.org