The Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management (ANL) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
On 23rd November 2010 the European IUCN-Director Dr. Hans Friedrich presented the Director of the ANL Dr. Christoph Goppel with the official IUCN-certificate of membership. The Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management is the very first academy as an IUCN-member worldwide.
Previously many successful international events had happened. Leader was Dr. Christian Stettmer of the ANL. Thus the IUCN-membership is the result of those successful co-operations.
That implies many advantages for the ANL besides the global renown, like more international events and also a better access to a big network of experts. Therefore a better cross-border co-operation can be done easily. More over the ANL tries to invite new participants of all over Europe, among them representatives of the European Commission from Brussels.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world’s biggest nature conservation union. It has offices in more than 45 countries and runs hundreds of projects around the world. Conserving biodiversity is central to the mission of the IUCN. There are member organizations in more then 160 countries and a network of 10,000 voluntary scientists and experts spanning the globe who help to reach this aim.
Major topics of the IUCN are:
- Climate Change
- Sustainable Energy
- Human well-being
- Green Economy
To deliver conservation and sustainability at both the global and local level, IUCN builds on its strengths in the following areas:
- Science – 11,000 experts setting global standards in their fields, for example, the definitive international standard for species extinction risk – the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
- Action – hundreds of conservation projects all over the world from the local level to those involving several countries, all aimed at the sustainable management of biodiversity and natural resources.
- Influence – through the collective strength of more than 1,000 government and non-governmental Member organizations, IUCN influences international environmental conventions, policies and laws.
For more information, please visit: www.iucn.org