Science tells us that, worldwide, 26,000 species go extinct every year. But mankind is far away from understanding which role and importance each of them holds in the ecosystem. The consequences of their extinction are non-predictable.
NABU is globally engaged in ensuring the survival of key species. Protected areas can provide habitats for endangered species. Likewise, community-based conservation management can ensure that endangered wildlife can coexist with humans.
We actively support intergovernmental species protection programs like CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) or CMS (Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals). And we are committed in the international BirdLife network, supporting local BirdLife partners.
NABU also engages in direct protection measures, e.g. anti-poaching squads for the endangered snow leopard in Kyrgyzstan or protection of migratory birds.
what we do
Snow leopards are among the most endangered big cats on earth. Only 4,000 to 6,400 animals now live in the wild. NABU has been committed to the survival of snow leopards in Kyrgyzstan since 1999 and has extended its commitment to Tajikistan, Pakistan and Nepal. more →
The European pond turtle is among the most endangered animal species in Germany and considered extinct in most of the federal states. The aim of the presented project therefore is to reintroduce the extirpated European pond turtle to Lower Saxony. more →