UN esteem awarded to Audi’s Environmental Foundation

Posted on 23. Sep, 2016 by in Volkswagen Canada


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• “Columns of Biodiversity” plan receives UN esteem for biological diversity
• Bavaria’s Environment Minister Ulrike Scharf awards esteem for ecological
  acclimatisation of transformer building in Bad Staffelstein

The “Columns of Diversity” project, that was implemented jointly by a Audi Environmental Foundation and a organisation Species Protection in Franconia, has been famous with evident outcome as an central plan within a Decade on Biodiversity of a United Nations. With 4 converted transformer towers in 4 sovereign states of Germany, a substructure and a organisation have been operative to strengthen class and to widespread environmental approval for dual years now. Bavaria’s Environmental Minister Ulrike Scharf famous this joining with a UN esteem in Bad Staffelstein on Thursday.

“We are really unapproachable of this approval in a context of a UN Decade on Biodiversity. It shows that with a commitment, we are creation a profitable grant towards implementing this strategy,” settled Dr. Rüdiger Recknagel, Chief Executive of Audi’s Environmental Foundation (Audi Stiftung für Umwelt GmbH). “It is critical to us to support projects focused on a insurance of class and environmental preparation – also when this is distant divided from a prolongation of automobiles.” Since Dec 2014, a Audi Environmental Foundation and Species Protection in Franconia have been converting outworn transformer stations into spaces for involved fauna to live and breed. Meanwhile, 4 transformer stations – in Suhl (Thuringia), Ittlingen (Baden‑Württemberg), Kastellaun (Rhineland‑Palatinate) and Bad Staffelstein (Bavaria) – offer new homes for instance to pipistrelle bats, stable owls and small owls.

The United Nations announced a Decade on Biodiversity from 2011 until 2020 with a idea of crude a worldwide decrease in biological diversity. Prizes are awarded to projects that are model in this context for class protection, sustainability or a communication of ecological values – like a Columns of Biodiversity. On interest of a United Nations, a Environment Minister of a State of Bavaria, Ulrike Scharf, handed over a “tree of diversity,” a colored wooden sculpture symbolizing a contentment and aberration of nature. The UN Decade on Biodiversity esteem will also be awarded to a other 3 Columns of Diversity in a entrance weeks.

With a Columns of Diversity, a Audi Environmental Foundation is ancillary a insurance of class itself as well, as a bargain of a issue. Information play and QR codes on a artistically flashy towers yield endless sum of a plan and of a characteristics and habits of a animals and birds vital there. Interested parties can also observe a inhabitants of a transformer towers in Suhl and Bad Staffelstein around webcams.

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