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".
An area which ran along the Iron Curtain during the Cold War has become a spot rich for flora and fauna. To save it for the future, an initiative is planning to protect the "Green Belt" by creating a national park.
Established in 1946, Nairobi National Park covers 117 square kilometers adjacent to the city. It’s home to iconic African wildlife like lions, cheetahs and rhinos. In recent years, conservationists and the local Maasai community have fought to protect the park from land-grabbing and developers.
The outdoor community hasn't always had a good record when it comes to diversity. This week, we talk to people looking to make the outdoors more inclusive — from a co-founder of #BlackBirdersWeek in the US to a hiking group and a community garden in Germany. We also hear about the fight over how Nairobi National Park is managed, raising the question: Who is the park really for?
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, one group – so invisible to most of us – are some of the world’s most susceptible. These are uncontacted peoples: indigenous groups that still live in isolation. While these people depend on their environments, their environments might just depend on them too. The coronavirus pandemic poses an imminent threat to both.
Poland has seen extreme drought become their ‘new normal’ for years now. Already this year, there are signs of a poor harvest season ahead. But because of the novel coronavirus, aid for drought-afflicted farmers could be significantly lower this year. The country has also recently seen drought-induced fires in their largest national park.
Between October and December, the skies above the Kasanka National Park in northern Zambia are taken over by swarms of fruit bats. Around ten million of the animals descend on a small patch of forest in the park, in what is thought to be the largest migration of a mammalian species. It's a journey that's still a mystery to scientists. A German research team has been studying the population.