A national park is an area of countryside, or occasionally sea or fresh water, protected by the state for the enjoyment of the general public or the preservation of wildlife. Germany boasts 16 national parks.
Germany's national parks range from the Wadden Sea in the north to the Black Forest in the south. Germany also has 14 Biosphere Reserves, as well as 98 nature parks. This is an automatic compilation of DW content pertaining to "national park".
In Mauritania, sea levels are rising, threatening people's livelihoods. The soil is becoming too salty, making it impossible to grow vegetables. Diawling National Park offers a solution. Here the ecosystem is intact, helping not only animals thrive, but humans too.
Greg Carr, a hands-on philanthropist, took on a huge decimated wildlife park in Mozambique and made it shine again. Is it a model for others in Africa? In this exclusive DW interview, he explains why it's worth the work.
On today's programme: A call to relaunch and reform the European Union -Confusion in Catalonia over its political status - A defeat for the far-right in Slovakia - Would the Kremlin prefer to forget the Bolshevik Revolution? – And as more than 20,000 people gather here in Bonn for the 23rd annual UN climate conference, a special half hour focusing on environmental issues around Europe.