2015 Nature Awareness Study (2016)

The ‘2015 Nature Awareness Study’ is a representative population survey on how the German people view nature and biodiversity. It is the fourth in a series of studies that has been organised every 2 years since 2009 by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the Federal Agency for Nature Con¬servation (BfN). The survey sheds light on what the population understands by nature, how it perceives and experiences nature, how it campaigns for na¬ture conservation, and how it rates current issues surrounding nature conservation policy. The survey monitors social trends to provide the public with continuous feedback on nature awareness within the German population. It also provides all those committed to nature conservation in an official and voluntary capacity with pointers for related concepts and strategies.