EuroNatur has joined the Transparent Civil Society initiative (InitiativeTransparente Zivilgesellschaft).
Signatories to the initiative make a voluntary commitment to publish ten pieces of information about their organisation on their website. These include its constitution, the names of the key decision takers and information about the source and allocation of funds and the staffing structure.
We, the EuroNatur foundation, promise to make the information detailed hereafter available to the public by placing it together with this declaration on our website where it can easily be found and, if requested, to send such information by post or by email.
1. Name, location, address and year founded:
EuroNatur ( European Nature Heritage Fund)
Address: Westendstr. 3, 78315 Radolfzell, Germany
Year founded: 1987
2. Full constitution and information on the goals of our organisation
Here you can download our constitution as a PDF (310 kb).
The EuroNatur foundation’s goal is not only to protect nature but also to promote the ecological development of the rural areas in question. Because without taking serious consideration of the needs of the population, it will not be possible to achieve success in conserving natural resources over the long term. This is why EuroNatur always works closely with local partner organisations and the people on site.
Regional development and nature conservation go hand in hand in this, creating more jobs and improved quality of life.
Here you can find out more about EuroNatur’s goals and central concerns.
3. Information on tax relief
The notice of exemption granted by the Singen tax authority on 21.08.2013 (St. Nr. 18153/25263), grants us exemption from corporation tax, in accordance with § 5 para. 1 no. 9 of the German Corporation Tax Act, and from trade tax, in accordance with § 3 no. 6 of the German Trade Tax Act, for the year 2011 in consideration of our role in the furthering of science, adult education and the conservation of animals, nature, the landscape and the environment.
4. Names and roles of key decision makers
President: Christel Schroeder
Vice president: Professor Sven Olaf Hoffmann
Member of steering committee: Dr Thomas Griese
Member of steering committee: Jörg Nitsch
Member of steering committee: Professor Hubert Weiger
Member of steering committee: Professor Thomas Potthast
Chief executive: Gabriel Schwaderer (Radolfzell)
Director of Nature Conservation Policy: Lutz Ribbe (Bonn-Rheinbach)
5. Report of activities
The report of our activities can be found in the Annual Report.
6. Staffing structure
EuroNatur employs 14 full-time and 6 part-time staff. The members of the steering committee and the board of trustees act in an honorary capacity.
7. Information on the source of funds
Information on the source of funds can be found in our Annual Report.
8. Information on the allocation of funds
Information on the allocation of funds can be found in our Annual Report.
9. Affiliations with third parties under company law
EuroNatur Service GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of the EuroNatur foundation.
10. Names of legal entities whose annual payments constitute more than ten per cent of the total annual budget
In 2013, donations from the Mava Foundation for Nature constituted approximately 21 per cent of our revenue. There were no donations from any other supporter amounting to more than ten per cent.