Naturschutzbund Deutschland

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Coordinates: 52°31′23″N 13°22′43″E / 52.523136°N 13.378625°E / 52.523136; 13.378625

"NABU" redirects here. For the computer system, see NABU Network.
Naturschutzbund Deutschland
Type Conservation charity
Founded 1899
Headquarters Charitéstrasse 3, 10117 Berlin
Key people Chief Executive: Olaf Tschimpke
Members 450,000 (02/2008)
Website www.nabu.de
NABU Station Haus Wattwurm on the Speicherkoog Dithmarschen

The Naturschutzbund Deutschland ("Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union") or NABU is a German non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to conservation at home and abroad, including the protection of rivers, forests and individual species of animals.

NABU is one of the largest, most well-known, nature conservation groups in Germany and has worked for over 100 years for man and nature. NABU carries out specific conservation projects, maintains a research institute, runs environmental training and informs the media and public about important topics connected with the environment and nature conservation. The society is formally recognised by the German state as an environmental and conservation society, a body responsible for public issues (Träger öffentlicher Belange), and must therefore be consulted over issues affecting the ecology.

NABU has about 450,000 members (as at: February 2008) as active conservationists or supporters. They are organised into more than 1,500 local groups across Germany.

NABU has Federal Working Groups. One of the Federal Working Groups is the Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft zum Schutz der Eulen.

NABU is the national partner organisation of BirdLife International.

History[edit]

The NABU was founded by Lina Hähnle on 1 February 1899 in Stuttgart as the Bund für Vogelschutz (BfV).

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