Gudrun Pflueger, Wildlife Manager, based in Austria
After receiving her Master’s degree in Biology at the University of Salzburg, (2000), she applied for a volunteer position at the Central Rockies Wolf Project, based in Canmore, AB, Canada. Following and studying the local wolf pack, she realized, that this kind of job is tailored to her skills, education and passion: Being a field biologist combines physical fitness with the opportunity to be in the great outdoors and mainly to work for its conservation through collecting data and increasing knowledge.
For seven years she worked on six different international wolf research project in very different parts and ecosystems. Two international awarded Nature Documentaries `Searching for the coastal wolves’ (‚Die Suche nach den Küstenwölfen’, 2007) and `Running with wolves’ (‚Die Wolfsfrau’, 2009) tell about her work. Her book has just been released in english. Gudrun shares the common knowledge of the wolf being a flagship species of an ecosystem but she even more sees the condition of a wolf population as an indicator for the attitude and tolerance of the local people.
As a trained biologist, wildlife and wolf expert, she manages our wildlife and wilderness projects, especially the “Let´s get wild” school project. She is also the focal point for all large carnivores and human coexistence issues in Europe.
Watch her film about the coastal wolves where she was the first woman to directly interact with wild wolves.