Here you will find external links to further inform yourself about the topics of biodiversity and species conservation. The list is continuously expanded and updated.
Please note that some of the links that are mentioned here refer to external websites that are available only in the German language.
BMBF / FONA
Description of the Research Initiative for the Conservation of Biodiversity (FEdA) on the pages of the BMBF Framework Program- Research for Sustainable Development (FONA).
Websites of the World Biodiversity Council (IPBES) and the German IPBES Coordination Office.
The “Red Lists” provide information on which animals, plants and fungi in Germany are endangered or threatened with extinction.
International Agreements for the Conservation of Biodiversity – an overview by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Senckenberg Society for Nature Research
More about biodiversity research at the Senckenberg Society for Nature Research (home of the FEdA’s Central Coordination Office).
Biodiversa+ – a European biodiversity research network.
Living Planet Index
The Living Planet Index (LPI) for the state of biodiversity worldwide.
Nature is Our Asset
The project “Nature is our asset” aims to make the value of natural assets visible so that this value is considered in public, political, and private decisions. The site offers essential explanations on the valorization of ecosystem services, shows case studies, and gives tips on how each individual can take action.
Fascinating Research Projects
Here we would like to introduce you to some research projects that are not directly part of the FEdA network but have a great deal of content related to our projects.
Excessive salt loads, low water levels, and high temperatures led – together with toxin-forming algae – to the devastating Oder disaster in 2022. The ODER~SO research project – which is officially called “Event-related special investigation program for the environmental disaster in the Oder of August 2022” – now wants to investigate the ecological consequences of fish deaths. The aim is to systematically record the damage caused and the regeneration of the Oder ecosystem – and to develop recommendations on how the resilience of the river can be increased in the long term.