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09/23/16
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UN prize awarded to Audi’s Environmental Foundation

UN prize awarded to Audi’s Environmental Foundation
In the picture (from left to right): Anton Poll, Chief Executive of Audi’s Environmental Foundation (Audi Stiftung für Umwelt GmbH), Bavaria’s Environmental Minister Ulrike Scharf and Thomas Artur Köhler, Chairman Species Protection in Franconia.
  • “Columns of Biodiversity” project receives UN prize for biological diversity
  • Bavaria’s Environment Minister Ulrike Scharf awards prize for ecological conversion of transformer tower in Bad Staffelstein

The “Columns of Diversity” project, which was implemented jointly by the Audi Environmental Foundation and the association Species Protection in Franconia, has been recognized with immediate effect as an official project within the Decade on Biodiversity of the United Nations. With four converted transformer towers in four federal states of Germany, the foundation and the association have been working to protect species and to spread environmental awareness for two years now. Bavaria’s Environmental Minister Ulrike Scharf recognized this commitment with the UN prize in Bad Staffelstein on Thursday.

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