Lake Phoenix in Dortmund
The Ruhr Regional Biodiversity Strategy of the Ruhr Metropolitan Area in Germany includes environmental education as one of its nine focus areas. The aim of the Strategy's activities in this field is to establish environmental education programs in all communities and for all age groups. Another goal is to establish a consistent public relations work to raise awareness among citizens, politicians and administrations for the protection of species and biotopes. The Ruhr Regional Biodiversity Strategy was adopted in June 2022 by the assembly of the Ruhr Regional Association (RVR). The overall aim of the Strategy is to formulate regionally coordinated goals and measures for the protection and enhancement of biodiversity and to guide future measures in the Ruhrgebiet (Ruhr area), Europe's third-largest conurbation, with more than of 4,438 km² and over 5 million people living in 53 cities and municipalities.