DEUTSCHER NATURSCHUTZRING (DNR) – Founded in 1950, the German League for Nature and Environment (Deutscher Naturschutzring – DNR) is the umbrella organisation of 87 organisations working in animal, environment and nature protection. It is our mission to protect natural and living environments in order to preserve the beauty of our landscapes and the resources of our planet for generations to come.
As a constructive and critical counterpart to state authorities, DNR acts as a coordinator, mediator and representative for its members in the political arena. As a DNR member, organisations are supported in their aims and tasks. On national, European and international level DNR fights for the protection and promotion of biodiversity, for resource efficiency and climate change mitigation, for sustainable development as a counterpart to the current economic model, as well as for a sustainable agriculture, that respects nature, environment and animals.
Tell us a bit more about the main activities, campaigns and/or projects you are working on at the moment?
Currently, DNR focuses its work on several areas. EU Climate and Energy policy, the Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, Resource Policy, as well as a focusing on social and ecological justice. For example, DNR is involved in the German work on the Living Land campaign.
What does EEB membership mean to your organisation? How does it help you in your daily work and to bring about the changes you would like to see in Europe and beyond?
The work of the EEB is crucial for our work at DNR. A big part of our work focuses on the EU level, which makes the cooperation with EEB really valuable. Our EU coordinator, Bjela Vossen, is vice president of the EEB, and our colleagues participate actively in several of EEB’s working groups, such as agriculture, energy savings and biodiversity.
For more information:
Emma Ernsth, Membership and Development Manager, European Environmental Bureau