The German League for Nature and Environment (Deutscher Naturschutzring (DNR) – the umbrella organisation of German nature conservation and environmental protection organisations, founded in 1950, aims to protect nature and biodiversity. It currently has 98 member organisations which together represent over five million individual members.
The organisation covers a broad range of environmental issues such as tourism, transport, energy and economic policy. DNR co-ordinates the activities of member organisations, undertakes lobbying and consults on environmental issues through working groups and policy papers.
Monthly newsletters (German language) review national and EU legislative developments. DNR is based in Bonn with a political office in Berlin.
The German League for Nature and Environment is increasingly involved in European and international issues. As a member of the umbrella organization European Environmental Bureau (EEB), the European Policy Department of DNR:
• coordinates the activities of German
environmental organisations throughout
• establishes contact with other
activists within Europe,
• supports and calls for the
implementation and application of
hard-won European regulations and laws
in the EU member states and
• accompanies, influences, and changes
To prevent the danger of misuse of the concept of sustainability, the DNR asks for a reorganisation in both ecological and economic area.