Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V.

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

10.5 Fte (31)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V.   (NABU)

    EU Transparency Register

    0285583802-96 First registered on 17 Dec 2008

    Goals / Remit

    NABU is the German partner of BirdLife Europe / BirdLife International. NABU, the German Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union, was founded already in 1899. Today, with more than 900.000 members and supporters, it is the oldest and largest nature conservation NGO in Germany. NABU is a registered charity under German law (eingetragener, gemeinnütziger Verein). Due to the federal structure of Germany with shared responsibilities for nature conservation between the federal government and the governments of the 16 Federal States (Laender), NABU has 15 regional branches, and more than 2.000 local groups. In Bavaria, NABU is represented by the “Landesbund fuer Vogelschutz” (LBV,

    Main EU files targeted

    Concretely, NABU is inter alia focusing on implementing the EU Green Deal, with its EU Biodiversity Strategy, EU Farm to Fork Strategy, etc. NABU is also pushing for implementation of existing EU legislation such as the Birds and the Habitats Directive. In general, NABU focuses on the conservation of biodiversity. Following the NABU motto “For humans and nature”, especially the implementation of EU environmental law, are major topics for NABU and its groups. Besides nature conservation, NABU also works on agriculture and fisheries, climate and energy, air quality, circular economy, and sustainable transport.


    Head Office
    Charitestraße, 3
    Berlin 10117
    EU Office
    c/o BirdLife Europe, c/o Hive5 Cours Saint-Michel 30B
    Brüssel 1040


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    3 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 04 Dec 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Raphael WEYLAND 17 Oct 2023 16 Oct 2024
    Mr Lukas TRAUP 20 Sep 2023 18 Sep 2024
    Ms Carla FREUND 02 Jun 2023 31 May 2024
    Mr Raphael WEYLAND 19 Oct 2022 17 Oct 2023
    Mr Matti GURRECK 21 Jul 2022 21 Jul 2023
    Mr Gurreck MATTI 21 Jul 2022 26 Jul 2022
    Ms Carla FREUND 07 Oct 2021 07 Oct 2022
    Mr Raphael WEYLAND 06 Oct 2021 06 Oct 2022
    Mr Andre PRESCHER 24 Sep 2021 01 Nov 2021
    Mr Andre PRESCHER 07 Aug 2020 28 Aug 2021
    Ms Verena BAX 28 Feb 2020 27 Feb 2021
    Mr Raphael Weyland, Dr. jur. 29 Aug 2019 29 Aug 2020
    Mr Sebastian STRUMANN 27 Aug 2019 27 Aug 2020
    Mr Andre PRESCHER 20 Aug 2019 07 Aug 2020
    Mr Raphael Weyland, Dr. jur. 30 Aug 2018 29 Aug 2019
    Mr Andre PRESCHER 30 Aug 2018 20 Aug 2019
    Mr Raphael Weyland, Dr. jur. 20 Sep 2017 30 Aug 2018
    Mr Andre PRESCHER 20 Sep 2017 30 Aug 2018
    Mr Claus Mayr 30 Sep 2016 01 Sep 2017
    Mr Raphael Weyland, Dr. jur. 30 Sep 2016 01 Sep 2017
    Mr Claus Mayr 01 Aug 2015 30 Jul 2016
    Mr Raphael Weyland, Dr. jur. 01 Aug 2015 30 Jul 2016
    Mr Claus Mayr 06 Mar 2013 05 Mar 2014

    Complementary Information

    NABU employs about 300 people, most of whom work in the Berlin office. In our Brussels office, there are 3 full time policy officers working on EU-policy.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    NABU is an independent, democratic, grassroots organisation, and partner of BirdLife International. There is one BirdLife partner per country. BirdLife International has partners in all 27 EU member states. In Europe, there are 41, plus Israel, so in total 42 member organisations. Together they represent 1.8 million members (natural persons). For a complete list of all conservation organisations in Europe see:

    NABU is a member of, inter alia:

    BirdLife International (NABU is the German partner),

    European Environmental Bureau (EEB),

    Climate Action Network (CAN),

    Transport and Environment (T&E),


    Deutscher Naturschutzring (DNR, umbrella organization of German environmental NGOs),

    Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung (FUE, network of German NGOs following the CBD-process),

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    EU funding, Public financing, Donations, Member's contribution

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant EU LIFE 1,707,993€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant EU LIFE 266,000€

    Other financial info

    NABU wird hauptsächlich durch Mitgliedsbeiträge seiner mehr als 900.000 Mitglieder und spenden finanziert. Diese beiden Kategorien machen ca. 60% unserer Einnahmen aus. Hinzu kommen 17,1% öffentliche Zuschüsse aus Deutschland und der EU. Durch Erbschaften konnten wir 10.7% unserer Einnahmen generieren. Die weiteren kleineren Einnahmequellen können Sie unserem Jahresbericht entnehmen (S. 42):
    Da es sich um eine Vielzahl von Einnahmequellen handelt, macht kein einzelner Beitrag mehr als 10% unseres Gesamtbudgets aus.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    Biodiversity, hunting, countryside#Green new deal#Climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development

    Communication activities

    Quarterly members magazine “Naturschutz heute”, monthly NABU-Newsletter on Environmental Policy, Policy papers and brochures on various topics covered by NABU, recent projects “Welcome Wolf”, “Restoration of the river Havel” and various others, all over the country.

    Other activities

    In NABU Headquarters conservation department, about 35 staff are dealing with ornithology and bird protection, species and nature conservation, biodiversity, national and European environmental law, agriculture (CAP), fisheries (CFP), Climate Change, regenerative energies, air quality, circular economy, infrastructure planning and other topics.

    Therefore we do advocacy work on these policy fields on a regional, national, EU,european and international level.

  • Meetings


    26 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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