About the LANA
The Federal working group on nature conservation, landscape management and recreation (LANA) is a body in which the representatives of the highest nature conservation authorities of the federal states and the federal government advise on the key issues of conservation.
Foundation of the LANA
On the 1st of December, 1971, the LANA was constituted at its first meeting in Hannover and emerged from the conservation liaison officers meetings that had taken place since 1959. The first Chairman’s term took place in Niedersachsen.
Objectives and tasks of LANA
At the semi-annual meetings the LANA plenary state and federal members discuss issues and problems to work out solutions and make recommendations. Important is the exchange of information among the states to harmonize the implementation of nature protection legislation. The subordinate standing committees of the LANA are associated with specific tasks.
LANA is a committee of the Conference of Environment Ministers or Deputy Ministers Conference, which mandates the LANA with the professional preparation of its decisions.
The LANA can also bring in its own draft resolutions to the Conference of Environment Ministers.
The results of the LANA may be published by the approval of the Deputy Ministers Conference. These are, for example, position papers, proposals for national applications, models for administrative regulations or examination results.
Another objective of the LANA is the interdisciplinary cooperation with other federal working groups, e.g., LABO, LAWA and the working group on country development and conservation organizations.