1. Fungus of the Year 2005 is the Hygrosscopic Earthstar (Astraeus hygrometricus).

  2. The East African Lake Victoria is the Threatened Lake 2005 announces Global Nature Fund (GNF). GNF intends to draw attention to the drastic reduction of fish populations, the destruction of shoreline vegetation and wetlands as well as the increasing poverty of the people living around the lake.

  3. Butterfly of the Year is the Grayling ((Hipparchia semele).

  4. Mollusc of the Year is the Great greay slug (Limax maximus).

  5. Lichen of the Year is the Usnea hirta.

  6. Water plant of the year 2005 is the Chara polyacantha.

  7. Fish of the Year 2005 is the Brown trout (Salmo trutta fario).

  8. Insect of the Year 2005 is the red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius).

  9. Orchid of the Year: Burnt Orchid (Orchis ustulata)

  10. Endangered Breed of the Year 2005 is the Bentheimer Landschaf.

  11. Flower of the Year 2005 is the Greater Yellow-rattle (Rhinanthus angustifolius).

  12. Bird of the Year 2005 is the Eurasian Eagle-owl (Bubo bubo).

  13. Animal of the Year: Brown bear (Ursus arctos)

  14. Tree of the Year 2005 is the Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum).

  15. Vegetable of the Year 2005 is the Chicory (Cichorium intybus L. and Cichorium endivia L.).

  16. Medicinal Herb of the Year: Flax (Linum usitatissimum)

  17. Poisonous plant of the year is the Monkshood (Aconitum napellus).

  18. Medicinal Plant of the Year 2005 is the Cucurbita pepo.

  19. Perennial Herb of the Year is the is the Anemone.

  20. The proclamtion of the Soil of the Year was made for the first time in 2005 on occasion of the World Soil Day. Soil of the Year 2005 was the Black Earth (Chernozem).

  21. Invertebrate of the Year 2005: Hirudo medicinalis