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DI (FH) Bernd Pfleger MSc

Wilderness Ambassador

"Only those who expose themselves to the wilderness feel life!"

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Bernd Pfleger is a biologist, wilderness guide and nature tour operator.

As founder and managing director of “Experience Wilderness”, he leads nature trips and wilderness tours worldwide, mainly traveling in Eastern Europe and Africa. But he also enthusiastically explores the wild places of his native Austria. With it you will discover traces that did not previously exist in your imagination. And hear animal noises that lift your perception of nature to a new level.

More about Bernd and his unique wealth of experience here:

Studied “environmental protection” at the Weihenstephan University of Applied Sciences in Bavaria with a focus on ecology, water, nature conservation and environmental education

Expert for national parks, wilderness areas and other protected areas through completion of the postgraduate, international Master of Science course "Management of Protected Areas" at the University of Klagenfurt and subsequent work as leader and manager of international protected area projects for E.C.O. Institute of Ecology

Numerous professional and private stays in the most exciting wilderness areas of Europe, Africa, Asia and America, including months in:
Zambia, Malawi, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe as a nature and expedition tour guide
Costa Rica as a nature guide in the lowland rainforest “Piedras Blancas” National Park
South Africa as a field researcher in the wilderness of the Drakensberg
Cuba with bike and tent
Oman as a nature and trekking tour guide

Sharpening your special wilderness knowledge and outdoor skills by taking part in wilderness training courses lasting several weeks, wilderness trails, a wolf research project and years of self-study in the wilderness

State-certified tour operator & Taxi operator

Tour guide, hiking guide & Snowshoe guide training and regular participation in first aid courses

As long-time president of the Alumni Club "MSc Program Management of Protected Areas" planning and leading an international wilderness conference and participating in wilderness conferences

Guest speaker at the FH Joanneum on the topic of nature conservation and environmental education

Environmental expert for the environmental education seminars of the “Voluntary Ecological Year” in Bavaria

Photographer, speaker and storyteller on the topic "Wilderness adventure"

Several weeks in the Carpathian wilderness, only with a knife and day clothes, only with water, plants and insects. To draw attention to the dramatic disappearance of wilderness in Eastern Europe!

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