Hutan Harapan, the "forest of hope", is a tropical lowland forest in Sumatra, Indonesia, and one of our most precious conservation and restoration programmes. The forest is one of the last refuges for endangered species and provides countless ecosystem services. more →
Biodiversity is defined as the variety of life on earth, comprising all organisms, species and populations, their genetic diversity and the diversity of communities and ecosystems. Biodiversity thus encompasses three levels that must be considered in relation to one another: Genetic diversity, species diversity and ecosystem diversity.
The world’s biodiversity richest areas are described as hotspots of biodiversity, currently 36. Although they only cover 2.4% of the Earth’s terrestrial surface, they support more than half of the world’s plant species and more than 40% of terrestrial vertebrate species as endemics. The loss of these species is therefore irreversible.
NABU is not only active in biodiversity hotspots, as ecosystem functioning needs to be seen as a global task. Despite NABU as part of the global BirdLife network has a long tradition in bird conservation, it’s efforts are directed to the whole biodiversity.
Iko Esai in Nigeria, Africa, is home to precious tropical rainforest and extraordinary biodiversity, including gorillas, chimpanzees and forest elephants. In collaboration with local communities and partners, NABU protects the forest and secures livelihoods. more →
What Europe needs? Wet peatlands! NABU is part of the international project LIFE Multi Peat that aims to rewet and manage degraded peatlands covering an area of 689 ha. The project is being implemented in Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland and Germany. more →
The marine biodiversity of the Coral Triangle is threatened by overfishing and habitat degradation. We support coastal communities of the Banggai Islands to secure their livelihoods through sustainable fishing practices in line with the Marine Protected Area. more →
NABU and its Indonesian partner in the BirdLife network, Burung Indonesia, completed a project to protect tropical forests on the Indonesian island Sulawesi. The project was part of BirdLife’s “Forest of Hope Program” and located in the province of Gorontalo. more →
African Biosphere Reserves as pilot sites for monitoring and conservation of migratory birds - completed project
NABU and BirdLife International have joined to implement the AfriBiRds project that will support African biosphere reserves in establishing an effective long-term monitoring and raise the awareness on birds’ conservation. more →
In 2015, NABU launched the project “Sustainable Forest and Wetland Management at Mahavavy-Kinkony” to save the protected area in Western Madagascar, together with its BirdLife partner ASITY Madagascar. more →