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Source: Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz DeutschlandBerlin. On the occasion of the publication of the new Red List of Threatened Mammal Species in Germany, the Federation for the Environment and Nature Conservation Germany (BUND) calls for nationwide species aid programs to be introduced. “The new Red List shows, on the one hand, dramatic declines, but also that we will be successful if we consistently preserve habitats and create new ones,” emphasizes BUND Chairman Olaf Bandt. “Therefore, especially for threatened species and those species whose populations are shrinking, there is a need for nationwide action programs with which the federal, state and local governments can provide concrete and measurable help. Constantly new streets, commercial and residential areas or intensively cultivated fields deprive our fellow creatures of their livelihood. With species aid programs we can create new life rafts all over Germany. ”From the BUND’s point of view, this also applies to the species for whose conservation Germany bears international responsibility and those species that are particularly affected by climate change. The development of the European hamster, polecat and the brown and gray long-eared bat species is particularly dramatic. But even the native hedgehog faces a dangerous future. The increasing scarcity of its habitat due to the development and clearing of arable land to enable large-scale, industrial land use, means that it has become rare in parts of its distribution area. Busy roads and a lack of food in the city’s gravel gardens further reduce its populations. Bandt: “What the Red Lists also show: commitment pays off. The German wildcat population is finally increasing again due to successful nature conservation measures such as the BUND’s kat Wildcat Rescue Network. ” But there are still numerous gaps in knowledge to be filled. So the garden dormouse was previously considered “endangered to an unknown extent”. Now, as a result of the work of the BUND and its partners, it is listed as “highly endangered”. Thanks also to the great commitment of “Citizen Scientists”, that is, volunteer scientists, it was possible to determine where the garden dormouse still lives and how great it is. Now he can be helped. ”Species protection is not just a question of biological diversity. Today we have to pave the way for future generations through active support to experience the same abundant nature as we do today. The protection of dormouse, polecat and co. Is also a question of intergenerational equity, ”emphasizes Bandt in conclusion. More informationTo overview


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