The German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) launched the new action platform "Enterprises and Biodiversity 2020". This platform provides an opportunity for organizations from industry and conservation to exchange their ideas and experiences in the field of the protection of biodiversity."Enterprises and Biodiversity 2020" is a long term dialogue and action platform in Germany. It provides a forum for different stakeholders from industry and conservation to introduce their perspectives and ideas about the protection of biodiversity. The project should contribute to the implementation of the National Strategy on Biological Diversity in Germany. Successful measures should be developed and promoted, which can strengthen the range of species and natural areas in Germany. Also a harmonious and fair combination of economic, ecological and social values should be considered in the process.