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Peter Lutz Prokosch

Senior Advisor to the Managing Director
Phone: + 47 90 254755
Email: Peter.Prokosch@grida.no

Education/Background

1988   PhD thesis in zoology on the functions of the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea as spring staging area for Arctic shorebirds (Pluvialis quartarola, Calidris canutus and Limosa laponica), Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel
1981   Diploma as biologist (Zoology, Marine Biology and Oceanography), Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel; thesis on the ecology of brent geese (Branta b.bernicla) in the Wadden Sea
1973-74, 1975-81 Study of Biology, Universities of Bonn and Kiel , Germany

2002-2006     Chief Executive Officer, World Wide Fund for 
                         Nature (WWF) Germany, Frankfurt  

1992-2002     Director, WWF International Arctic Programme, Oslo

                         (Spearheaded the development of the WWF Arctic Bulletin and the establishment
                         of the “Great Arctic Reserve” on Taimyr and other nature reserves in the Russian and
                         other  parts of the Arctic) 
 
1984-1992     Head, Wadden Sea Office of WWF Germany, Husum                
 
1982-1984     Head of the research project "Functions of the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea for
                         Arctic Migratory Birds" at the Staatliche Vogelschutzwarte Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel
                         (Ministry for Agriculture and Forest).

1978-1981     Consultant, Government of Schleswig-Holstein
                         (Worked on coastal protection measures in the Nordstrand Bay, as well as on brent
                         geese and salt marshes.) 

Languages 

German (mother tongue), English, Norwegian