Jonas Sommer

I am a Nature Conservation student at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, but originally I am from Germany. I was lucky enough to see many different places around the world throughout my studies and I feel at home wherever I have good company and the outdoors to explore.

I love working with animals directly in the Wilderness, but I am also very passionate about educating people about Wilderness and showing them how beautiful and important areas are, where humans leave nature to itself. I have worked for an NGO in the Himalayas, a Nature park in Germany and a research station in South Africa, exploring different aspects of conservation and enjoying my time everywhere.

As a passionate conservationist and European, the European Wilderness Society is the perfect next station for me. Here I can combine work in conservation and bringing people in Europe closer together. From July to December 2019, I was an IVY volunteer for the Interreg Centralparks project, working to intensify transboundary cooperation in the Carpathians.

I could luckily extend my stay here and now I am an volunteer in the European Solidarity Corps.

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