Everything is green, natural and healthy. This is the environment many people want. Large parts of the Earth, however, look quite different. Our cities are growing, forests have become farmland and industrial areas. How do we manage to meet our needs in the future without destroying nature even more? If we see ourselves as part of nature, the preservation of the environment will play a greater role in all of our decision-making. Safeguarding nature and studying it will help us arrive at new solutions for the challenges facing mankind.