Janinka Lutze

Janinka Lutze - Campaigner

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Janinka Lutze always knew she wanted to work in nature conservation - and that’s exactly what she now does. The native Berliner’s journey to EuroNatur has taken her via Rwanda and Costa Rica to Lake Constance. Since May 2018, she has been working as a campaigner on the projects to protect the Romanian virgin forests and to save Ulcinj Salina in Montenegro - both tricky topics that have a high potential for conflict.

Janinka Lutze studied nature conservation and landscape planning and has a master's degree in nature conservation and regional development. She recognises a common approach: "Regional development is about involving people in nature conservation policy issues - and that’s also the way EuroNatur works." Since her time as a student Janinka Lutze has also been actively involved with Friends of Nature, and represents, for example, the International Young Naturefriends organisation at events all over the world.

Valuable experience, which she is also able to use in her campaign work at EuroNatur: "Above all, I like working with so many different people from a variety of countries.  And the exchange of information within the EuroNatur team is invaluable: there’s a flow of knowledge from a wide range of projects here, and I’m able to make the most of it in my campaign work.”

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