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On 29 April the Federal Cabinet approved two bills allowing Germany's accession to the Nagoya Protocol. The Nagoya Protocol is a new kind of instrument for international nature conservation. It helps to better account for the value of biodiversity in the manufacture of new products and offers economic incentives for the conservation and sustainable use of nature. more

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Online trade in protected species needs be combatted more effectively. Authorities, the IFAW and online platforms want to strengthen their cooperation in this area. On 21 April at a workshop in Bonn, they will discuss new forms of cooperation and possible measures for regulating and controlling illegal online trade in protected species. more

On 25 March 2015 the International Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade took place in Kasane, Botswana. Representatives from more than 35 countries across all continents agreed on comprehensive strategies against this serious environmental crime. The German Environment Ministry supports the implementation of key measures against poaching and wildlife smuggling. more

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Since 2011, countries participating in the Bonn Challenge have restored more than 60 million hectares of forests and landscapes and are on track to meet an ambitious global restoration goal of 150 million hectares by 2020. Environment ministers from around the world marked the significant progress at the second international Bonn Challenge conference in Germany on March 20 – 21. more

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On 3 March, the European Environment Agency published a report on the state of the European environment. It shows that Europe is making good progress in the area of environmental protection. However, the goal has not been reached yet. In the view of the European Environment Agency, specific and ambitious environmental policy measures are needed. It is also crucial to integrate environmental issues into other policy areas. more

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