Andrea Ribbe

Andrea Ribbe – Administration, Department of Nature Conservation Policy

© Lutz Ribbe
© Lutz Ribbe

Andrea Ribbe has been working part-time in the EuroNatur department for Nature Conservation Policy in Rheinbach near Bonn since 1995, in charge of office management, generally keeping things in order and ensuring a good overview of the work. She and her husband, Lutz Ribbe, and Sylvia Ollesch (now retired) established this office together.

Among her tasks are planning business trips, dispatching mail, maintaining the EuroNatur archive and assisting over EDP Problems. She is also there when it is a question of preparing meetings and conferences.

In her own words: “Over the years I have experienced how our network - particularly in Poland - has grown and grown. We have step by step managed to win the trust and respect of the authorities and our partners there. Now it is a question of keeping up the contacts and cultivating them. As I see it, EuroNatur's Narew project in the North East of Poland is our flagship project: it demonstrates how persevering quietly with our work on site has led to success.”

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