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DI (FH) Bernd Pfleger MSc


Wilderness Ambassador

"I'm at home in the wild. Nowhere else do I feel better than when I am in untouched nature. That unique wilderness feeling, these unbelievable intensive nature experiences, I'd like to share them with you."

  • Founder and owner of "Experience Wilderness GmbH"

  • Numerous professional and private stays in the most adventurous wilderness areas of Europe, Africa, Asia and America, among others several months in:

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- Zambia, Malawi, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe as expedition and nature 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 uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
- Kuba with bike and tent
- Oman as nature and trekking guide     

  • Studies of "Environmental Engineering" at the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan, Germany, with special focus on ecology, water, nature conservation and environmental education

  • Expert for national parks, wilderness areas and other protected areas as graduate of the international postgraduate Master of Science Programme "Management of Protected Areas" at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria, and as manager of international protected area projects for E.C.O. Institute of Ecology

  • Improved specific wilderness knowledge and outdoor skills by participation in wilderness training programs, wilderness trails, a wolf research project, and a long-standing self-study in the wild

  • State-certified Tour Operator

  • Participant of a travel and hiking guide training as well as of regular first aid courses

  • As long-standing president of the Alumni Club "MSc Programme Management of Protected Areas"  planning and management of an international wilderness conference, and participation in wilderness workshops

  • Guest lecturer at University of Applied Sciences (FH) Joanneum in Austria about species protection and environmental education

  • Environmental protection expert in the environmental education seminars for young volunteers working in the ecological sector (FÖJ) in Bavaria

  • Photographer, story-teller and presenter of multimedia slide shows about experiencing wilderness

  • 1 month in Carpathian wilderness, just with a knife and normal clothes, just with water, plants and insects. To make aware of the vast decline of wilderness in Eastern Europe!

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