Landscape Planning for Sustainable Municipal Development

Landscape Planning for Sustainable Municipal Development

The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz, BfN) is the central Federal scientific agency for national and international nature conservation and landscape management.

The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation has its headquarters in Bonn. It maintains field offices in Leipzig and on the Isle of Vilm, near Rügen.

The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
 
advises the German Environment Ministry (BMU) and the Federal Government on issues relating to national and international nature conservation and landscape management,
 
supports large-scale conservation projects in the German regions as well as pilot (testing and development) projects of importance to conservation,
 
issues permits for the import and export of protected species of plants and animals,
 
undertakes research in support of these tasks and awards research contracts, and
 
provides information on conservation issues