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Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V.

Identification number in the register: 0285583802-96
Registration date: 17/12/2008 10:52:04

The information on this entity was last modified on: 13/04/2017 10:09:09
The date of the last annual update was: 13/04/2017 10:09:09
Next update due latest on: 13/04/2018

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V.



    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Charitestraße, 3
Berlin 10117


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Leif Miller

Bundesgeschäftsführer, CEO

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Claus Mayr

Direktor Europapolitik

    Goals / remit

NABU is the German partner of BirdLife Europe /BirdLife International. NABU, the German Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union, was founded already in 1899. Today, with more than 560.000 members and supporters, it is the oldest and largest nature conservation NGO in Germany. NABU is a registered charity under German law (eingetragener, gemeinnütziger Verein). Due to the federal structure of Germany with shared responsibilities for nature conservation between the federal government and the governments of the 16 Federal States (Laender), NABU has 15 regional branches, and more than 2.000 local groups. In Bavaria, NABU is represented by the “Landesbund fuer Vogelschutz” (LBV,

  • European
  • global
  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

Conservation of biodiversity, following the NABU motto “For man and nature”, especially the implementation of EU environmental law, are major topics for NABU and its groups. Besides nature conservation, NABU also works on agriculture and fisheries, climate and energy, air quality, circular economy, and sustainable transport. Additionally, NABU is very much engaged in the implementation of Germanys National Sustainability Strategy (NHS, 2002), National Biodiversity Strategy (NBS, 2007) and the EU Biodiversity Strategy (2011), and the 7. Environmental Action Programme (7. EAP).

Quarterly members magazine “Naturschutz heute”, monthly NABU-Newsletter on Environmental Policy, Policy papers and brochures on various topics covered by NABU, recent projects “Welcome Wolf”, “Restoration of the river Havel” and various others, all over the country.




EC Expert Group on Natura 2000 management



In NABU Headquarters conservation department, about 31 staff (2015) are dealing with ornithology and bird protection, species and nature conservation, biodiversity, national and European environmental law, agriculture (CAP), fisheries (CFP), Climate Change, regenerative energies, air quality, circular economy, infrastructure planning and other topics.

Therefore we lobby on these policy fields on a regional, national, EU,european and international level.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 5   75%: 2   50%: 4   25%: 20



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Claus MAYR 30/09/2016 31/08/2017
WEYLAND 30/09/2016 31/08/2017
Raphael DR. JUR.

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation



NABU, as all BirdLife International members, is an independent, democratic, grassroots organisation, called Partners. There is one Partner per country. BirdLife International has Partners in all 28 EU member states. In Europe, there are 41, plus Israel, so in total 42 member organisations. Together they represent 1.8 million members (natural persons). For a complete list of all conservation organisations in Europe see:

NABU is a member of, inter alia:

BirdLife International (NABU is the German partner),

European Environmental Bureau (EEB),


Deutscher Naturschutzring (DNR, umbrella organization of German environmental NGOs),

Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung (FUE, network of German NGOs following the CBD-process),

    Financial data

01/2015  -  12/2015

300,000 € - 399,999 €

38,006,040 €

5,244,171 €


135,862 €


4,687,118 €

421,191 €

32,761,869 €

14,225,351 €

18,536,518 €

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.