Germany's Wild Animals

Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx), roaming its territory, Germany

Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx), roaming its territory, Germany, © picture alliance / blickwinkel/A. von Dueren | A. von Dueren


In Germany, it has been possible to reintroduce some animals that were already extinct there and to secure the population of several endangered species. The picture gallery below provides an insight into the wild animals of Germany.

According to the Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, up to one million plant and animal species are threatened with extinction, many of them within the next few decades – this is the largest mass extinction event since the end of the dinosaurs and also has significant consequences for us humans.

The current climate change is one of the greatest threats to our world and, along with species extinction, represents the most significant environmental challenge. Factors contributing to the current species extinction include habitat destruction, human-induced climate crisis, overfishing, and poaching.

Our consumption has a significant impact on the environment and biodiversity. Each and every one of us contributes to plastic ending up in the ocean, the warming of the Earth, and the destruction of habitats for both animals and humans. By adopting conscious consumption practices and purchasing environmentally friendly products, we can actively help to protect endangered species.

The animal agriculture industry causes significant environmental problems. In contrast, a plant-based diet and vegan lifestyle contribute to the sustainable protection of the environment and life on our planet.

The Canadian environmental activist and retired scientist David Suzuki offers an excellent overview of the possibilities that each of us has to preserve our environment for future generations.

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