FZS Executive Director Christof Schenck receives NatureLife Environmental Award 2016
Christof Schenck receives the NatureLife Environmental Award 2016 for his contribution to educate and sensitize the public about climate protection, sustainable development and the conservation of natural landscapes.
Together, we will continue our mission to protect natural resources. Christof Schenck, FZS Executive Director
Despite many management responsibilities, Schenck has always been a passionate biologist and wilderness-fan. He has visited even the remotest FZS projects and knows about the challenges on site from personal experience. A conservationist with heart and soul, Schenck is pushing FZS forward and with great dedication.
In his acceptance speech, Schenck shared the prize with his colleagues: “This awards is not only for me, it is for the whole team, for all the people who are FZS – more than 300 in 18 countries who have dedicate their lives to conservation. Together, we will continue our mission to protect natural resources.”
Schenck who was born in 1962 in Freiburg studied biology in Tübingen and Freiburg, Germany, acquired a PhD at the University of Munich. He spent several years in the Peruvian rainforest studying Giant otters. Since 2000, Schenck is Executive Director of FZS and its Help for Threatened Wildlife Foundation. Additionally, he is a member of various other boards and committees, including the Brandenburg Wilderness Foundation and the Allianz Umweltstiftung.