Dr. Anna-Katharina Wöbse - Vice president

Dr. Anna-Katharina Wöbse
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Dr. Anna-Katharina Wöbse is by training an environmental historian. Born in Bremen, she adds a new dimension to the Euronatur presiding committee with her sharp historical focus since 1 January 2020 as Vice-President of the foundation.

Anna-Katharina Wöbse studied History, English and German in a number of universities including in Bielefeld and in the northern English industrial town of Stockton-on-Tees. At the latter she learnt new methods of investigating the relationship between man and nature: industrial archaeology and environmental history fascinated the young student.

Since 1997 Anna-Katharina Wöbse has been working as a free-lance historian, curator and publicist. Her particular interest has been in the research area of environmental diplomacy. There have been numerous publications and exhibition projects, for example "History of Bird Protection as a social Movement " or "Environmental diplomacy in the League of Nations". She is also employed as a member of the research staff at the Institute for Biological Education at the University of Gießen. She is currently researching the environmental history of European wetlands.

"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," says Wöbse.

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