1. Flower of the Year 2004 is the Alpine Snowbell (Soldanella alpina).

  2. Tree of the Year 2004 is the Silver Fir (Abies alba).

  3. Bird of the Year 2004 is the Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes).

  4. Fungus of the Year 2004 is the Serpula lacrymans.

  5. Orchid of the Year: Long-bracted green orchid (frog orchid)(Coeloglossum viride (L.) Hartman)

  6. Vegetable of the year 2004 is the Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris).

  7. Medicinal Herbs of the Year are the Common yarrow (Achillea millefolium) and the Common centaury (Centaurium erythraea).

  8. In 2004 GNF has declared the Lake Chapala in Mexico as the Threatened Lake of the Year. Lake Chapala is extremely endangered of disappearing within the next years, because of overexploitation of water resources and contamination there is a high conflict potential for water resources. Another problem is the illegal settlement in the dried-up zones.

  9. Every year on the occasion of World Wetlands Day, the Global Nature Fund (GNF), an international foundation for the protection of environment and nature, highlights the threatened state of a unique lake to the world. Global Nature Fund (GNF), International Foundation for Environment and Nature, Fritz-Reichle-Ring 4, D-78315 Radolfzell, Germany

  10. Fish of the Year: Allis shad (Alosa alosa L.).

  11. Water plant of the year 2004 is the Utricularia australis.

  12. Butterfly of the Year ist Orange tip (Anthocharis cardamines).

  13. Mollusc of the year is the freshwater snail (Theodoxus fluviatilis).

  14. Lichen of the year is the common yellow wall-lichen (Xanthoria parietina)

  15. Insect of the Year 2004 is the hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus).

  16. Perennial herb of the Year is the Geranium.

  17. Medicinal Plant of the Year 2004 is the Peppermint (Mentha piperita).

  18. Animal of the Year: Fat Dormouse (Glis glis).

  19. Spider of the Year is the Green huntsman spider (Micrommata virescens).

  20. Invertebrate of the Year 2004: earth worm (Lumbricus terrestris)