Action Programme for Insect Conservation

Effective joint action against insect decline

Insects are an integral component of biodiversity and play an important role in our ecosystems. However, both abundance and species diversity of insects have declined considerably in Germany in recent decades. The wider public has been paying very close attention to insect decline and it is a frequently discussed topic. The public has high expectations that policymakers counteract this development comprehensively and swiftly. With the present Action Programme for Insect Conservation (Aktionsprogramm Insektenschutz) the Federal Government aims to comprehensively combat insect decline. The programme’s objective is to reverse the trend of declining insect abundance and species diversity.

Publication Date: 23.07.2020

Publication Type: Brochure

Format: DIN A4

Pages: 68

Editor: BMU

Language: English