It's all around us, even in us - and we are also a part of it.
From the tiniest microorganism to the tallest tree - nature is not just life, it's the soil, the air, the water, the minerals that surround us and make up the Earth in its totality. Biology but also chemistry, even physics relate to nature. Here's an automatic compilation of content related to nature.
Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is home to one of the world's largest populations of endangered mountain gorillas. It's also considered one of the most dangerous wildlife sanctuaries — more than 170 rangers have been killed in the last 20 years. Bettina Rühl went to Virunga to find out more.
When reactor 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power station exploded 32 years ago no-one could have predicted the extent of the fallout. It remains the single biggest nuclear accident in history. A 30-kilometer exclusion zone around the power plant became somewhat of a barren, so-called dead zone. DW's Nicholas Connolly went to see how nature is adapting to this unique habitat left behind by mankind.