Anne Katrin Heinrichs

Anne Katrin Heinrichs - Project leader

© Kerstin Sauer
© Kerstin Sauer

Anne Katrin Heinrichs is drawn to the European vision in EuroNatur. From the start of her professional activities nature conservation has consistently meant thinking and implementing on an international scale. With a diploma in landscape ecology she first worked for what used to be GTZ and is now GIZ, the German Society for International Cooperation, on the implementation of the Biodiversity Convention and on the establishment of a cross-border ecological initiative in the Alps as part of the ECONNECT project. She has brought in her wide experience in nature conservation to the EuroNatur team. Alongside a number of projects in Bulgaria she is principally in charge of the further development of the European Green Belt initiative. Her experience in international nature conservancy is a valuable asset for this Europe-wide major project.

In her own words: “The many different areas of activity in EuroNatur and its principle of combining practical projects on the ground with work at political level strongly appeal to me. I am particularly impressed with the way EuroNatur always bears the needs of local people in mind. I also very much enjoy the cooperation with local partner organisations. I find it exciting to be part of a European network and to be working in this team on a vision for the protection of the unique natural world in Europe.”

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