Presiding Committee of EuroNatur

Wise strategies from the Presiding Committee of EuroNatur

Christel Schroeder

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© Peter Schmenger

President

“The fundamental idea of EuroNatur- which resonates strongly with me – is that nature conservation must operate across national borders. The problem of political borders and of how to surmount them is one of the great social challenges for the future and the story of the Green Belt is an excellent example and model for the way in which borders and even walls can indeed be surmounted.”

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Prof. Dr. Thomas Potthast

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© Thomas Potthast privat

Vicepresident

„It is through cooperation with local civil society actors that EuroNatur fosters the idea of a peaceful and unified Europe. Assuring fair access to Nature for today's and future generations is a central challenge of our time.“

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Prof. Dr. Hubert Weiger

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© BUND / Prof. Dr. Hubert Weiger

Member of the Board

“In founding EuroNatur the former chairman of the Federal BUND organisation, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Thielcke, created a nature conservation organisation which set itself the central task of surmounting in a positive sense the many national borders dividing Europe. I, too, see it as an essential task of national organisations to take part in work at the international level.”

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Dr. Thomas Griese

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© Dr. Thomas Griese privat

Member of the Board

“Getting people interested in Nature is something that means a very great deal to me. I shall use my contacts in the political and business arenas to canvass for the work of EuroNatur and to raise awareness that nature conservation is about far more than protecting a few species of orchids.”

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Jörg Nitsch

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© Kerstin Sauer

Member of the board

”I have been following EuroNatur's activities with lively interest from its founding years. I am very keen on the cross-border approach to nature conservation and as member of its board I want to give my active support to EuroNatur for their development and implementation of projects to protect the unique natural world of Europe.”

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Prof. Dr. Hannes Knapp

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© Peter Schmenger

Member of the Board

As one of the fathers of the GDR’s national park programme, Hannes Knapp is fully aware of the importance of valuable protected areas. “At the time of German reunification, there was the dictum of ‘family silver of German unity’. The primeval beech forests in Romania are the ‘golden treasure of the European Union’. This valuable treasure needs to be conserved, not exploited!”

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Dr. Anna-Katharina Wöbse

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© Kerstin Sauer

Member of the Board

"EuroNatur has found a convincing way of developing a sort of international understanding on ecological matters. Nature and environmental conservation are regarded here as self-evidently part of  European solidarity."

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Brown Bear

Seen as a predator with a sweet tooth, a much loved model for soft toys yet outlawed and hunted down as a blood-thirsty beast: the brown bear.

Lynx

Lithe and skillful, the lynx is a shy, lone hunter. If it is to survive in Europe and if the population is to be undisturbed enough to increase in number, intensive protection measures will be required.

Wolf

Mankind's relationship to the wolf is ambivalent – on the one hand the animal is admired as a skilled and untiring hunter but also ill-famed as Isengrim the bloodthirsty and persecuted.

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Green Belt

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