Guarantee for a natural equilibrium
Biodiversity stands for the variety of all animal and plant species on the planet. It is a prerequisite and a guarantee for the equilibrium of nature and constitutes our natural living habitat, in the form of food, building materials, energy sources, medicine and much more. Via KfW Development Bank, Germany is one of the largest development partners working to maintain biodiversity worldwide, a significant part of which is the protection of forests. In consultation with partner countries, KfW sets up protected areas, strengthens fire prevention mechanisms, controls against illegal deforestation, supports land titles and municipal forest management. The measures best suited to preventing resource depletion in nature vary from country to country. KfW currently promotes projects in 59 countries with a total volume of roughly EUR 1.7 billion. The largest portion is earmarked for Africa and Latin America, followed by Asia.