Conservation of plants, animals and nature

Intact flora and fauna and thriving nature are important for our quality of life. Here you will find services and information regarding nature conservation – for example, about proper handling of waste materials, chemicals and emissions.

Services:

Animal diseases

Animal disease control serves to protect humans and animals.

Animal slaughter: designation of a responsible person with authority to issue instructions

Do you or your employees slaughter, stun or bleed animals commercially? If so, you must appoint a responsible person with authority to issue instructions for reasons of animal welfare.

Animal testing - apply for approval

If you want to conduct animal experiments, then you need prior approval from the competent authority.

Animal welfare

Animal welfare refers to the protection of both wild animals and those living in human care.

Animal welfare - apply for funding

As a livestock farmer, you can receive support for the introduction or maintenance of particularly animal-friendly husbandry methods through animal welfare promotion.

Animals: permit for commercial breeding, keeping, trade and other activities

For many activities in the commercial handling of animals you need a permit from the competent authority. You can find out more about this here.

Apply for a permit change for the withdrawal and discharge of water from surface waters

If water abstraction from surface waters for which a permit under water law has been granted is to be changed, an application for a permit amendment must be submitted to the competent authority.

Apply for exemption to feed synthetic vitamins in organic farming

If you are a certified organic company and want to feed synthetic vitamins (A, D, E) to your ruminants, you can get an exemption.

Apply for new vineyards for wine

If you want to grow wine on new vineyards, you usually need a permit from the Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food (BLE).

Apply for tree cutting permit

If you want to remove a tree or other woody plant between March and September, you need a permit to do so.

Apply for zoo permit

If you want to run a zoo, you need permission from the relevant conservation authority.

Applying for a permit to withdraw and discharge headwater from surface waters

If you want to extract water for a diversion power plant from an above-ground body of water and discharge it again, you can apply for a water permit from the competent authority.

Appoint animal welfare officer

As a sponsor of facilities where animal experiments and similar activities are performed, you must appoint one or more animal welfare officers and notify the competent authority of the appointment.

Bathing Water Quality

During the bathing season (May 15 to September 15 of each year), experts from the health offices inspect the natural bathing waters in Thuringia at monthly intervals. They assess...

Beekeeping - Apply for funding

If you run a beekeeping business in Thuringia, you can receive a subsidy for keeping and breeding bees. You must apply for this in writing to the competent authority.

Biotope protection

Here you can get information about biotope protection.

Discharge of wastewater into private wastewater systems Permit

If you want to discharge commercial/industrial wastewater into a private wastewater facility or sewer system, you usually need a permit.

Discharge of wastewater into public sewage systems Permit

If you want to discharge commercial/industrial wastewater into a public wastewater facility or sewer system, you usually need a permit.

EMAS register entry

At the end of the EMAS certification process, you can have your organization entered in the EMAS register.

Environmental Company Information System of the Chambers of Industry and Commerce (Ecofinder)

The IHK ecoFinder is Germany's largest portal for organizations and companies from the environmental and energy sector. Here you can find competent providers of products and...

Farm animal husbandry - Display

You must notify the competent authority of the keeping of farm animals. This concerns the following types of animals: Cattle Pigs Sheep Goats Equidae Chickens Ducks ...

Feed Control

Safe feed is a prerequisite for safe food and healthy animals. That is why feed business operators are monitored and feed is tested.

Fisheries - Keep annual report on eel stocking

If you release eels into waters in Thuringia, you must record this and submit it to the competent authority if necessary.

Forest - clear cutting permit application

Sou want to carry out a clearcut?

Then you must apply for permission to clearcut to the lower forestry authority.

Forest first afforestation - apply for permission

Do you want to create new forest and do something to bind carbon dioxide, enhance the landscape in areas with little forest and do something against erosion? If so, you need to create new forest and apply for permission for initial afforestation from the lower forestry authority.

Forest products: Commercial collection - permission

For the commercial collection of mushrooms, berries and herbs, you need a permit from the respective forest owner.

Forest Thuringia state program for coping with the consequences of extreme weather events in the forest - submit an application for a grant

The state program supports private and municipal forest owners as well as recognized forestry associations with grants for special measures to cope with the consequences of extreme weather events in the forest.

Forestry - conversion of forest to another type of use Apply for a permit

You want to convert forest to another type of use? You want to clear forest to use the land for another purpose? Then you must apply for permission to convert forest to the lower forestry authority.

Grant approval for the slaughter of poultry from special husbandry systems

For the slaughter of poultry of special types of husbandry, you must apply for permission from the competent authority.

Home slaughter

If you wish to slaughter pets or ungulates yourself at home, you must register this with the competent authority. Home slaughter is the slaughter of animals outside of a commercial slaughterhouse.

Hornets - granting of species protection exemptions for nest relocation, nest removal

Hornets are useful and peaceful insects. A large hornet colony can feed up to 500 grams of insects to its brood in one day. There is also no increased risk of being stung by a...

Hunting - Game damage compensation - File a claim

Have you discovered game or hunting damage on your agricultural or forestry property? Then you are entitled to compensation under certain conditions.

Landscape conservation promotion

Here you will find information on landscape conservation in Thuringia.

Landscape protection

Landscape protection includes all measures for the protection and maintenance of a section of the earth's surface in which special protection of nature and landscape is required...

Livestock trade (commercial) - Display

If you want to trade in livestock commercially or transport livestock commercially or as part of animal production based on the division of labor, or operate a collection center,...

Marketing permits according to species protection law / CITES

Specimens of animals and plants of the specially protected species listed in Annex A of EC Regulation No. 338/97 require a marketing permit for sale (including exchange) or any...

National Park

National parks aim primarily at the large-scale protection and free development of untouched nature. "Let nature be nature" is therefore the motto of these areas. By establishing...

Natura 2000

Natura 2000 is a system of protected areas established by the European Union on a uniform basis throughout Europe. It comprises the areas designated by the member states in...

Nature Conservation

The aim of nature conservation is to preserve nature and the landscape on the basis of their own value and as the foundations of human life. Since it is becoming increasingly...

Nature conservation: compensation and replacement measures

Projects that unavoidably affect nature must be balanced out by nature conservation and landscape management measures.

Nature conservation: intervention in nature and landscape - approval

Interventions in nature and landscape may be carried out only after prior approval.

Nature parks

Large areas are designated as nature parks, which are particularly suitable for recreation due to their natural characteristics and beauty. The preservation of the diversity of...

Notification of facilities for handling substances hazardous to water, application for suitability determination

The construction of a facility for handling substances hazardous to water, you must notify the competent authority under certain conditions.

Notification of facilities for the storage and filling of liquid manure, slurry, solid manure or silage leachate

If you want to build or significantly change a facility for storing and filling liquid manure, slurry, solid manure or silage leachate, you may have to notify the competent authority.

Program for the Promotion of Nature Conservation and Landscape Management Measures in Thuringia" (NALAP)

The "Program for the Promotion of Nature Conservation and Landscape Management Measures in Thuringia" (NALAP) can: 1. funding through the conclusion of contracts, e.g. for the ...

Recreation and entering the open countryside

Access to the open countryside on roads and paths as well as on unused ground areas for the purpose of recreation is permitted to all and is governed by for the forest...

Register laying hen farm and assign identification number

If you want to market eggs from your laying hen farm, you must register it under certain conditions. With the registration, your farm will also be assigned an identification number.

Registration of companies according to Art. 65 of the Plant Health Regulation (EU) 2016/2031

You want to import plants subject to certification / passport obligation into the EU? You want to move plants with plant passport obligation within the EU?

Request exemption intervention on organic animals

If you want to perform interventions on your animals as a certified organic company, you can get an exemption under certain conditions.

Request information on contaminated sites or soil protection cadastre

You would like to know whether there is a suspicion of contaminated sites or harmful soil changes on a property? Then you can apply for information from the register of contaminated sites at the responsible authority.

Request purchase of conventional breeding animals for organic farm

If you are a certified organic company and want to add conventional animals to your herd, you can get an exemption under certain conditions.

Retroactively recognize agricultural area for organic farming

Areas that have demonstrably not been treated in the past with agents prohibited in organic farming can, under certain conditions, be recognized retroactively as organic areas.

Show change of location of animal exhibitions and animal markets (e.g. traveling circus)

If you wish to exhibit animals at different locations, you must notify the competent authority in advance.

Soil protection

Along with water and air, soil is an indispensable basis of life for humans, animals and plants. It fulfills a variety of functions. Among other things, soil is essential for the...

Species protection (Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) - Marketing permit

The animal and plant species listed in Annexes A and B of Regulation (EC) No. 338/97 of 09.12.1996 (as amended) are subject to a general marketing ban. The EC marketing ban...

Substances hazardous to water: Specialist company - Proof of specialist company status

Upon request, specialist companies must provide proof of their specialist company status to the lower water authority in whose district they operate. It must also be possible to...

Veterinary Medicines

The Medicinal Products Act contains the most important provisions, in particular on the manufacture, licensing, dispensing or even importation of medicinal products in general an...

Water supervision

If you are aware of possible water hazards, you can report this to the lower water authority.

Waters Permission to use revoked

You want to give up your existing permit wastewater into a surface water and / or via infiltration into groundwater? Then an application for revocation must be submitted to the competent authority for this purpose.

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