How is EuroNatur organised?

The Foundation for Nature in Europe

EuroNatur is a charitable foundation which was founded in 1987 by BUND (Friends of the Earth Germany), Nabu the longest-established nature and biodiversity conservation association of Germany and DUH (German Environmental Aid). It is based in Radolfzell and is legally, organisationally and financially independent, autonomous and not affiliated to any political party.


Presiding Committee provides strategic orientation

The Presiding Committee of the EuroNatur Foundation is composed of six members serving on an honorary basis. Its tasks are the strategic direction, approval of budget plans and the annual financial statement.The Board supervises the work of the Executive Director.


The Board of Trustees as advisory instance

The members of the Board of Trustees are appointed every two years. People from the widest possible fields and variety of experience bring in their expertise and contacts to support the work of EuroNatur. They serve on an honorary basis and support EuroNatur in three areas: specialist counsel particularly in the area of access to funds; public relations; bringing the Foundation and its work into the mainstream of society. The chairman of the Board of Trustees attends meetings of the Board in an advisory capacity.


Full-time members of the team for operative implementation 

The Executive Director of EuroNatur is responsible for the operative work of the Foundation. It is based in Radolfzell on the Lake of Constance and employs actually 25 staffs.


Statutes of the European Nature Heritage Fund "EuroNatur - Stiftung Europäisches Naturerbe"

The translation of the German original is available for download as a PDF file (350 Kb). The German version is legally binding.


EuroNatur Service GmbH

Also based in Radolfzell is the EuroNaturService GmbH. The EuroNatur Foundation founded the 100% subsidiary in 1995, the EuroNatur Service GmbH. This small but effective service company publishes and sells nature calendars and a series of nature travel guides to EuroNatur project regions as well as a broad range of other specialist books and exclusive articles. EuroNatur Service GmbH also coordinates the annual photo competition, “European Treasures of Nature” and supports the work of the EuroNatur charity with administrative services.

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Brown Bear

Seen as a predator with a sweet tooth, a much loved model for soft toys yet outlawed and hunted down as a blood-thirsty beast: the brown bear.


Lithe and skillful, the lynx is a shy, lone hunter. If it is to survive in Europe and if the population is to be undisturbed enough to increase in number, intensive protection measures will be required.


Mankind's relationship to the wolf is ambivalent – on the one hand the animal is admired as a skilled and untiring hunter but also ill-famed as Isengrim the bloodthirsty and persecuted.

Migratory birds

Always to be where living conditions are best: this is a luxury that only those with wings can afford.

Green Belt

Across 12 500 kilometres (over 7700 miles) the Green Belt stretches along the one-time Iron Curtain forming a corridor of habitats for an exceptional diversity of species.

Rivers in Europe

Where in Germany can you still find the original wild rivers? You'll need a magnifying glass. But in the Balkans such utopias still exist on a large scale, even today.

EuroNatur award

Environmental award since 1992.

Nature photo competition

International nature photography competition "Treasures of Nature in Europe". Join us - it's free!