Johannes Fritz

Johannes Fritz

Project Manager

Johannes founded the Förderverein Waldrappteam in 2002 and has since been leading the efforts to reintroduce the Northern Bald Ibis into Europe. He was already employed as a project manager in the first LIFE project, and he is also responsible for the project team in the new LIFE project. As a project manager, he is primarily responsible for the implementation of the project goals and represents the project to the public. Johannes is a qualified biologist and received his doctorate in 2000 from the University of Vienna. He then worked at the Konrad Lorenz Institute in Altenberg and then Konrad Lorenz Research Center in Grünau, where a sedentary ibis colony was already situated.

Regina Kramer

Regina Kramer

Project Coordinator

Regina is a curator for research and species protection at Zoo Vienna and has been committed to the Northern Bald Ibises since 2002. She is a board member of the Waldrappteam and works as a project coordinator in the new LIFE project. As project coordinator, Regina forms the interface between management and Zoo Vienna, as the project promoter in the ongoing LIFE project.

Bernhard Gönner

Bernhard Gönner

Project Administrator

Since 2010, Bernard has worked with the Waldrappteam and was involved with the first LIFE project, as a project assistant. In the new LIFE project, as a project administrator, he is primarily responsible for financial management of project costs. As an employee of Zoo Vienna, he works full-time for the Northern Bald Ibis. In addition to settling financial issues, his main tasks are currently the coordination of the project partners and the implementation of measures against electrocutions, just to name a few. Bernhard studied biology with a focus on zoology at the University of Vienna.

Lisbet Siebert-Lang

Lisbet Siebert-Lang

Project Assistant

Since 2022, Lisbet has been a member of the new LIFE project team. As a project assistant, she supports the management of all large and small tasks that arise daily. She is also an employee of Zoo Vienna and works full time for the Northern Bald Ibises. Her main tasks are currently creating and maintaining the website, managing the GPS data, and supporting public relations. Lisbet studied biology at the University of Leipzig and, after graduating, worked for some time as a manager for environmental and species protection at Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich.

Daniela Trobe

Daniela Trobe

Bird Manager

Since 2010, Daniela has been involved with the Waldrappteam and was already working as a bird manager in the first LIFE project. Her main task is to monitor GPS data for the care of the population, tag animals and, if necessary, to carry out emergency measures. Daniela studied behavioral biology and zoology at the University of Graz and after her studies in 2010 and 2011, she worked as a foster mother during the ibis releases.

 Corinna Esterer

Corinna Esterer

Bird Operator

Since 2013, Corinna has been a member of the Waldrappteam and has been in bird management since 2019. Her main tasks include monitoring and looking after the breeding colonies on site, to tag animals and, if necessary, to carry out emergency measures. Corinna studied environmental protection at the Weihenstephan University of Applied Sciences and then worked continuously from 2012 to 2018 as a foster mother for the Northern Bald Ibises.

Angela Di Pumpo

Angela Di Pumpo

Technical Operator

Angela has been working for the LIFE project since 2022. She is Italian and fluent in French and English and is responsible for correspondence on digital channels in Italy. Her areas of responsibility also include communication with Italian organizations and interest groups, particularly about illegal hunting. Angela studied biology and specialized in environmental sciences. Before joining the LIFE project, she worked as a research assistant on various ornithological research projects.

Anne-Gabriela Schmalstieg

Anne-Gabriela Schmalstieg

Site Manager Überlingen

Anne has been a collaborator with the Waldrappteam since 2012 and was part of the management team during the first LIFE project. Over the course of six years, from 2014 to 2019, she was a foster mother for the young birds. Since 2020, she takes care of the breeding colony in Überlingen. Anna studied Landscape Development in Osnabrück. Today, she works full-time for the Heinz Sielmann Foundation.

Oliver Habel

Oliver Habel

Site Manager Burghausen

Oliver has been a part of the Waldrappteam since 2014 and has therefore been a part of the first LIFE project. He is responsible for the colony management in Burghausen and coordinates the public relations work on site. Oliver studied zoology in Vienna, but is actually a glass artist full time. He runs a workshop for glass jewelry and art in the old city of Burghausen.