Training the conservation experts of the future
To protect our planet, we need committed and well-trained conservationists around the globe. That’s why FZS joined forces with various partners, to invest in training the conservation experts of the future.
In Frankfurt am Main, Germany, we support the Frankfurt Spring School on Conservation Project Management- a multi-week course for young biologists and junior conservation managers.
In Lübeck, Germany, with the Natural Forest Academy we sponsor the European Natural Forest School- a two-week course about natural forest ecology, conservation, and forest management.
- Project 1: Frankfurt Spring School on Conservation Project Management (since 2017)
- Project 2 : European Natural Forest School (since 2021)
- FZS Project Manager: Dr. Stephanie Kalberer
During the four-week intensive course, Frankfurt Spring School on Conservation Project Management (FSS) experts teach students and young conservationists the tools they need for successful project management. These types of lessons are not usually included in regular university programs but they are essential for successful nature conservation work. The annual course was initiated by seven Frankfurt-based institutions and is unique in Germany.
It is difficult for biologists and forest scientists to find further education programs in Europe, which are dedicated to the protection and research of natural forests. That is why we decided to set up the European Natural Forest School (ENFS) along with the Natural Forest Academy. Experts from all over Europe offer their knowledge and experience in natural forest and near-natural forest management during the two-week course.
- Goethe Universität Frankfurt
- KfW Stiftung
- WWF Deutschland
- BioFrankfurt e.V.
- Albert und Barbara von Metzler Stiftung