We have all probably eaten algae at some point – wrapped around maki sushi or used as a thickening agent in instant meals. Algae, and microalgae in particular, have also been cultivated at the industrial level since the 1950s with the aim of preserving natural raw materials for a variety of areas of application.
Nature conservation and biological diversity – this is what the Audi Environmental Foundation has stood for for a decade with a large number of projects.
Planting trees against climate change - this is the idea behind the research project Oak forest, one of the first projects supported by the Audi Environmental Foundation.
The Oak Forest project is going online. The oaks have been equipped with intelligent measuring and corresponding sensor technology for determining the interaction between density and the ecosystem performance of the trees.
Measuring an orchard meadows with drones - Audi Environmental Foundation supports innovative project using citizen science, big data and pattern recognition to preserve biodiversity.
Research on bee mortality - Smart HOBOS helps here. The high-tech beehive of the Audi Environmental Foundation collects valuable data.
As part of the environmental project Steles of Biodiversity, old transformer houses are being transformed into new habitats for native animal species. In this way, environmental education sites are created that bring biodiversity and species diversity closer to the visitor.
Playful and multimedia-based - this is the best way to convey even more complex content. The Audi Environmental Foundation supports the Steigerwald Centre for Forest Education with such exhibits.
Cultural landscape does not exclude species protection! This is the objective of the innovative environmental education project, which was developed over 4 years.
The Jackdaw was once strongly represented in Bavaria – in the meantime, however, its populations are under serious threat. With the support of the Audi Environmental Foundation, this trend is now to be reversed.
The Audi Environmental Foundation supports a project of the Fachzentrums (FZ) Bienen (Bee Research Center) at the Bayerischen Landesanstalt für Weinbau und Gartenbau (LWG) (Bavarian State Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture) in the promotion of beekeeping in schools. The project is aimed at schools that do not keep bees yet.
In recent years, there has been a dramatic depletion of bee populations. There are many reasons for this. The reasons include the increase in numbers of varroa mites in beehives, a lack of food supply or the increasing use of pesticides. In addition, there is a lack of young beekeepers, who can take on this problem.