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Hof Möhr - Head office of the Alfred Toepfer Academy for Nature Conservation (NNA)
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Welcome to the web pages of the Alfred Toepfer Academy for Nature Conservation (NNA) of Lower Saxony

Subordinated to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Protection in Hanover the NNA is situated in the lovely Luneburg Heath. Our task is the promotion and implementation of the aims of nature conservation by education, training, public relations work and research. mehr

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Pathways – Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Conference 2018

The conference, designed to address the issues around human-wildlife conflict and sustainable resource management, will be held in Goslar from Sept. 16-19, 2018 mehr


BalkaNatureNet (BNN) – Expert network launches its website

BNN is a transnational professional expert network in the fields of nature conservation and education for sustainable development (ESD) for experts in the Balkan region and adjacent countries. mehr



The NNA offers a wide range of events. Our objectives are to impart up-to-date expert knowledge, encourage in-depth discussions and make people aware of the diversity, uniqueness and beauty of their natural environment. mehr

Voluntary Ecological Year (FÖJ)

The Voluntary Ecological Year (Freiwillige Ökologische Jahr - FÖJ) is an ecological education year for young people. Volunteers work for one year in various environmental protection and nature conservation institutions or in education for sustainable development (ESD). mehr


Research at the NNA

Since its foundation in 1981 the Academy has done “research for nature conservation”. The focus is on the field of practice-orientated, interdisciplinary research and its coordination for certain practical issues of nature conservation. mehr

Regional Environmental Education Centre at the NNA

Regional Environmental Education Centre at the NNA

Children and nature belong together – to be outside, play together, test oneself and thereby discover the surroundings. Using versatile methods we support the children’s joy of discovery, develop knowledge about nature and strengthen social and creative skills for sustainable development. mehr

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