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Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Non-native species

Ship in the Antarctic

The Antarctic Peninsula and parts of West Antarctica have a favourable climate by Antarctic standards. This is why many human research and tourist activities take place there. Together with measurable climate change these are the reasons why this region is also especially threatened by the introduction and spread of non-native species. read more


Cross-media monitoring in air quality management

Neuglobsow air monitoring station

The International Cooperative Programme on Integrated Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on EcosystemsThe Integrated Monitoring programme monitors the effects of transboundary air pollutants on ecosystems at various sites throughout Europe. Comprehensive measurements are used to draw up water and material cycle balances on catchment scale. These detailed observations of cause-effect relationships... read more

Soil | Agriculture

Threats to biodiversity

Meadow with different blossoming flowers

Farmland provides a habitat for myriad plants and animals, in that fields and pastures are sources of food and provide a safe haven for rest and breeding. But unfortunately, the growing trend toward using large tracts of farmland for monocultures greatly reduces the availability of such habitats, with the result that farm area biodiversity has been on the wane for many years. read more


The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment