Europe has lost most of its natural landscapes. Less than one percent of Europe’s forests are classified as primary forests. Old- growth forests still make a larger but still dramatically small part of the forest cover in Europe. Frankfurt Zoological Society is part of a wider international initiative which aims to advance the protection of the world’s remaining temperate and boreal primary forests through improving the information base, to identify emerging threats, develop policy options, and investigate on-ground implementation issues through case studies. The initiative is led by the Griffith University, Australia (lead partner) and formed by research and conservation institutions from e.g. Russia and the US. The Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), the Wild Europe Initative lead on the implementation of activities in Europe.

A part of this project is also the establishment and maintenance of a website with information about the distribution of primary and old- growth forests in Europe and their value for conserving biodiversity and mitigating climate change. Therefore, we are seeking a

European Wilderness Communication Assistant (m/f/d)

This project activity will be implemented in close collaboration with the Natural Forest Academy, Germany and therefore the position is based at their office in Lübeck. The position is initially for a fixed- term of one year with the possibility of extension contingent on the approval of third-party funding.



We are looking for an early career, motivated and enthusiastic:
biologist, ecologist, conservationist, forester, earth scientist, natural science journalist, communication student or from a related field, with


Your application should contain a cover letter, your CV (chronological) and qualifying certificates. Your cover letter should answer the following questions:

Please send your electronic application documents, your salary expectations and the earliest possible starting date in PDF format to

Please address to:

Frankfurt Zoological Society

Human Resources

Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1

60316 Frankfurt, Germany


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