Stefan Ferger

Stefan Ferger – Project leader

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Stefan Ferger is “the ornithologist” at EuroNatur. Joining the team in April 2015 he is a specialist in bird species, with a diploma in biology and a wide knowledge of 'winged nomads' and their habitats of great benefit to the work of the foundation.

Among other areas Stefan Ferger is in charge of the projects for the protection of migrating birds along the Adriatic Flyway, the network of “European Stork Villages” and the programme for the reintroduction of the Black Vulture in Bulgaria. A native of the Westerwald, before joining EuroNatur he studied for his doctorate at the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre in Frankfurt am Main. The work on his thesis took him to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania where, among other things, he examined the ways in which human land use influences bird species diversity and its associated ecosystem functions.

He believes that re-enabling natural processes and sustainable management of natural resources are some of the fundamental tasks of nature conservation. In his own words: “Nature conservation can only work if it is based on local people's acceptance. The fact that EuroNatur always bears the local people in mind is, in my view, one of the essential reasons for the success of the Foundation.”

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