Ilka Beermann - Project Manager

Ilka Beermann
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Ilka Beermann is a passionate ornithologist. Her interest for nature developed when she was with the scouts and she fell in love with birds during her federal volunteer service on the North Sea. A qualified landscape ecologist, she wrote her masters on the habitat use of the yellow-breasted bunting, once a common bird, but now threatened with extinction. During her study, Ilka travelled across the breadth of Russia and became captivated by the stunning landscapes of Siberia.

A native of the eastern part of Westphalia, she started with EuroNatur as a trainee. She has now moved on be project leader of the network of European stork villages and is engaged with our partners along the Adriatic Flyway to stop birds being killed by poisoning and electrocution. Also in Ilka Beermann’s remit are the EuroNatur vulture projects on the Iberian peninsula and a school garden project to encourage sustainable food in schools in the Balkans.

As Ilka herself says, “Borders are made by people and have no significance for birds. For that very reason, nature conservation across national borders is vital. This is the EuroNatur approach, and not only with its bird migration projects. I can completely identify with this.”

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