Michael Succow Foundation
The Michael Succow Foundation was founded in 1999 by Michael Succow and was one of the first non-profit nature conservation foundations in the new German states. Initially, the Michael Succow Foundation was involved in the development and protection of national parks and biosphere reserves in post-Soviet countries with just a handful of employees. Today, the Michael Succow Foundation engages in projects on four continents on climate protection, protected areas and sustainable land use. The Michael Succow Foundation is dedicated to preserving and restoring peatlands as well as engaging communities and enhancing ecosystem services for the surrounding regions. To promote the significance of peatlands in politics and practice, the Michael Succow Foundation, together with the University of Greifswald and the Association for the Sustainable Development of Natural Areas on Earth (DUENE e.V.), founded the Greifswald Mire Centre. The Greifswald Mire Centre exists at the interface between science, politics and practice in all peatland issues locally and worldwide, with 50 interdisciplinary peat experts at one location.