In 1976 the Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management (ANL) was established by decision of the Bavarian Parliament, therefore it is a directly subordinate institution of the Bavarian State Ministry for Environment and Health.
Their tasks include:
- Environmental education by extracurricular events and publications,
- application-oriented research in nature conservation,
- Implementation of research results into teaching, and into the conservation and landscape management practices.
The Academy’s office is in Laufen an der Salzach in southeastern Bavaria.