1. Fungus of the Year 2006 is the Hericium coralloides.

  2. In 2006 GNF has declared the Dead Sea situated in the Middle East as the Threatened Lake of the Year. GNF will focus attention on the dramatic decline of the Dead Sea, the demise of its ecology, the loss of its tourist potential and the need to reverse the situation.

  3. Butterfly of the Year is the Swallowtail (Papilio machaon).

  4. Mollusc of the Year is the thick shelled river mussel (Unio crassus).

  5. Lichen of the year is the common greenshield lichen (Flavoparmelia caperata).

  6. Laboratory Animal of the Year 2006 is the mouse in animal testing for the regular analysis of algae toxins in mussels.

  7. Water plant of the year 2006 is the Fringed Waterlily (Nymphoides peltata).

  8. Fish of the Year 20015 is the European bullhead (Cottus gobio).

  9. The Common Lizard (Zootoca vivpara) was nominated to the first Reptile of the Year by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Herpetologie und Terrarienkunde e.V. (DGHT).

  10. Every year the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Herpetologie und Terrarienkunde e.V. (DGHT) selects the "Amphibian / Reptile of the Year". The aim of the campaign is to call attention to the threats with which these species are confronted and to encourage people, organisations and municipalities to initiate conservation activities. The fist "Reptil of the Year" was chosen 2006.

  11. Insect of the Year 2006 is the Seven-spot ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata).

  12. Invertebrate of the Year 2006: Pill millipedes (Glomeris marginata)

  13. Orchid of the Year: Broad-leaved Helleborine (Epipactis helleborine)

  14. Spider of the Year is the Crab spider (Misumena vatia).

  15. Flower of the Year 2006 is the Cuckoo Flower or Lady's Smock (Cardamine pratensis).

  16. Bird of the Year 2006 is the Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europea).

  17. Animal of the Year: Common seal or Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina)

  18. The European Black Poplar (Populus nigra) is Tree of the Year 2006.

  19. Vegetable of the Year 2006 is the Cabbage (Brassica oleracea L.)(red and white cabbage, savoy).

  20. Medicinal Herb of the Year: Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)

  21. Poisonous plant of the year 2006 is the European spindle (Euonymus europaeus), also known as the Common spindle.

  22. Medicinal Plant of the Year 2006 is the Common thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

  23. Perennial Herb of the Year is the Phlox.

  24. Moss of the Year 2006 is the Greater Water Moss (Fontinalis antipyretica).

  25. The Haplic Albeluvisol is the soil of the year 2006.