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Michael Jungmeier

"Working in and for Protected Areas is one of the most interesting, challenging and rewarding responsibilities you can have. After some 15 years of planning and consultancy work for Protected Areas, I am very proud to be in charge of developing and running this MSc programme with considerable support from the experts on the Advisory Board and an international team of lecturers. We want to present a comprehensive course that offers a proper and efficient development of European Protected Areas. I find this MSc programme to be a unique platform for exchanging experiences. I am looking forward to meeting the participants from different Protected Areas, representing some of the most beautiful and precious regions on the continent."

Field of expertise: ecology, conservation ecology, planning and preparing Protected Areas, communication design

Institutions: University of Klagenfurt, Department of Geography and Regional Studies; E.C.O. Institute of Ecology, Austria; lecturer at the University of Vienna, Department of Ecology

Function in the MSc-Programme: programme development, scientific executive board, lecturer, tutor

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“We deal with this world as if we had a second in the trunk.” This quote is from Jane Fonda and sadly, it is true and highly topical. For this reason we are very happy to participate in the organisation of the MSc programme “Management of protected areas.” One might even say that we work for a higher goal ― for a better world ― for protected areas.