INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN)

LMO Description
Organisation: 
Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN)
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Details
    Level of authority: 
    National
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz – BfN) is the German government’s scientific authority with responsibility for national and international nature conservation. BfN is one of the government’s departmental research agencies and reports to the German Environment Ministry (BMU). </p>
    Main Activities: 
    The Agency provides the German Environment Ministry with professional and scientific assistance in all nature conservation and landscape management issues and in international cooperation activities. BfN furthers its objectives by carrying out related scientific research and is also in charge of a number of funding programmes. BfN additionally performs important enforcement work under international agreements on species conservation and nature conservation, the Antarctic Treaty and the German Genetic Engineering Act. In the BfN the scientific, technical and advisory coordination work for the implementation of Natura 2000 in Germany is done. This include national databases and archives for Natura 2000 sites (SIC/SAC, SPA), and for reporting under Art. 17 Habitats Dirctive. BfN is actively participating in EU-processes such as the reporting group and has a long term experience in species and habitat/ biotpe data, as well as in EU/ international projects on Natura 2000.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    National
    Nature Conservation in Germany,
    Societal Sector: 
    federal government
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    Member of German GDI (Dr. Bilo)
    Primary Business: 
    Nature Conservation Policy & Implementation
    Environmental application domains: 
    Monitoring and Reporting Biodiversity incl. Natura 2000 reporting