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

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

  3. Perennial Herb of the Year is the Phlox.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

  24. 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.

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