The seventh volume of the “Red lists of endangered animals, plants and fungi of Germany” documented die a large Plant. In particular, high nutrient loads, such as by agricultural fertilizers, many types of to create. The Federal office for nature conservation is to examine the causes now in more detail. the By Kathrin Zinkant Kathrin Zinkant

Kathrin Zinkant, born in 1974, accompanied the fate of the science for the SZ in Berlin. Looking for scientific evidence in the Federal policy, as well as to Hand and foot in the current research debates. The ethics is always with you. Studied biochemistry, and FAS, time, Friday and taz worked. Is, by nature, a Fan of the TV series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage”.

If the bright yellow Arnica, the pretty red-summer Adonis, or the inconspicuous green small-leaved clover: plants, Numerous flowering and other wild plants in Germany is in a bad way. Overall, each of the third kind is endangered. This is the seventh volume of the “Red lists of endangered animals, plants and fungi of Germany”, the Federal Agency for nature conservation (BfN) in Berlin on Wednesday.

Occurrences describes The nearly 800-page book and risk of 8650 various ferns and flowering plants, mosses and algae. Thus, were able to recover, although a few plant species by the application of safeguards in your inventory. The pink corn cockle is endangered Arable weed, although still strong, but no longer in danger of extinction. Betlike Also the blue of the fringed gentian is more frequent in Germany.


A little hope, much despair

Overall, the Situation has worsened for wild plants in the past decades, but more. A good third of the plant species are now more rare in Germany than in the 1990s. Particularly strong are the so-called Zieralgen are affected. It is single-celled, often Millimeter-sized plant relatives in the waters. More than half of the almost 1000 known zieralgen species is now endangered.

“It is mainly high nutrient loads, which create many kinds,” said BfN President Beate Jessel in Berlin. In particular, the high Nitrogen input through fertilizer in agriculture is a Problem for many plants, the required nutrient-poor soils or inland waters. Also one of the authors, G√ľnter Matzke-Hajek, recognises that intensive agriculture, an important reason for the loss of Species. In the coming year, the Agency will submit a detailed analysis of the hazard causes.

The current inventory is the first for 22 years, the last of the species diversity of wild plants in 1996 had been collected. Was created, the new list of 63 mostly volunteer authors and more than 1000 volunteers with plant science knowledge. As Matzke said Hajek, however, the nature connoisseur in your position threatened. “At the universities species is mediated knowledge.”