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Sustainability and environmental protection in Saxony

The latest news on climate protection, the environment, sustainability and climate change in Saxony and around the world.

Numerous people plant 300 oak trees on Karlshügel / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Reforestation in Saxony: 700,000 new trees planted

Thanks to many volunteers, more than 700,000 new trees have been planted in Saxony since 2022. A good 5,000 people have taken part in the Forest Championship campaign so far, the initiators announced on Sunday. The initiative of the Forest for Saxony Foundation, the image campaign of the Free State ..

A wolf walks through an enclosure at the Tripsdrill Wildlife Park waiting for food / Photo: Bernd Weißbrod/dpa

Dealing with wolves becomes an election issue

The Isegrim's hide has not yet been killed, but the CDU already has clear ideas on how to proceed with the wolf after the state elections. The prospects for them do not seem rosy. The predator is now becoming an election campaign issue.

The seismograph of the earthquake monitoring station registers deflections. / Photo: Oliver Berg/dpa

The earth in the Vogtland is currently shaking frequently again

The Vogtland region is currently being hit by more minor earthquakes. On early Wednesday evening, one such quake with a magnitude of 2.7 was measured in the eastern town of Klingenthal, Saxony's State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology announced on Thursday. Since March 18, several hund ..

A man walks his dog in the morning in the yellowish morning mist colored by the rising sun. / Photo: Thomas Warnack/dpa

Police warn dog owners about dangerous lures

In Waldenburg in the district of Zwickau, unknown persons have repeatedly laid out dangerous bait for dogs. Two meatballs that were found in a meadow on Friday were probably poison bait, the police announced on Saturday. In another case, a woman had previously found a large amount of mince next to a ..

A plaque with the inscription "Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft" is embedded in the façade at the entrance to the Senckenberg Museum. / Photo: Arne Dedert/dpa

Mobile stations to bring research work closer

The Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden want to arouse interest in their research with mobile research stations. From April to September, two research bikes will provide information on various topics at different locations in Dresden on five Saturdays, as a spokeswoman announced on Frida ..

A plaque with the inscription "Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft" is embedded in the façade at the entrance to the Senckenberg Museum. / Photo: Arne Dedert/dpa

Mobile stations to bring research work closer

The Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden want to arouse interest in their research with mobile research stations. From April to September, two research bikes will provide information on various topics at different locations in Dresden on five Saturdays, as a spokeswoman announced on Frida ..

A group of pigs on a fattening farm / Photo: Lars Penning/dpa

Lowest number of pigs and cattle since 1992

The number of pigs and cattle kept on Saxon farms last year was the lowest since 1992. At the end of 2023, around 457,200 pigs and 432,100 cattle were recorded, as the State Statistical Office announced on Monday. This is a new low. In a five-year comparison, the pig population fell by 31.7 percent ..