The Saxony Foundation of Nature and Environment (LaNU)
LaNU is a nonprofit governmental foundation under public law. Departments are the Saxonian Nature Protection Fund, the Academy and the Information Centre of the Saxon Switzerland National Park. LaNU supports conservation and maintenance of nature and landscapes of the German Free State of Saxony as a basis for all life. Furthermore, it concentrates on enhancing the understanding of nature and environmental protection issues in science, education as well as in the general public and is promoting sustainabl development and Green Infrastructure establishment (GI) in Saxony.
As first point of contact for environmental education in Saxony LaNU contributes decisively to sustainable development with respect to ecological, economic and social criteria LaNU develops the environmental education further, presents new perspectives and increases acceptance for nature and environment protection. LaNU supports sustainable, environmental friendly professional development and supports practica nature protection work by deploying projects, practical measures and educational offers.
Within the project LaNU has a special interest in increasing environmental awareness, e. g. in case of the concept of green infrastructure. Together with local stakeholders and landscape planners the foundation carries out the assessment of green infrastructure and it's functionality in the case study area of the Nature Park Dübener Heide in Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.
During MaGICLandscapes LaNU is cooperating with the following Associated Institutions:
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