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Prof. Dr. med. vet. Bernd Schildger

Prof. Dr. Schildger

We cordially welcome Prof. Dr. med. vet. Bernd Schildger as a new member of the Executive Board.

Curriculum vitae
Born 2 January 1956 in Frankfurt am Main, D
German-Swiss dual citizen, married to
Manuela Dalle Carbonare, four children

Education and Training

1975 Apprenticeship as electrical mechanic, Siemens AG, Germany
1985 Degree in veterinary medicine, University of Giessen, D
1986 Doctorate Dr. med. vet., University of Giessen, D
2000 Habilitation Zoo- Wildlife Medicine, University of Giessen, D
2006 Appointment as Associate Professor, University of Giessen, D
2011 MAS Philosophy and Management, University of Lucerne, CH

Professional Experience

1986-1988 University of Giessen, Germany, scientific assistant
1988-1997 Zoo Frankfurt, D, Zoo veterinarian, from 1994 Deputy Director
2007 Commissioner Director Frankfurt Zoo, D
1997 - Director Zoo Bern, CH
2009 - President Competence Centre Wildlife Husbandry


Scientific publications: 18 articles in textbooks,
47 in journals, 59 in conference reports
Other publications: Editors UHU, columns daily newspapers,
Lectures and media information


1993 Project Wisente in Belarus
1994 Project monitors in Australia
1995 Project Rhinos in Tanzania
2011 Award of the Burgerlichen Medal Bern, BGB
2012 Award of the Bernese Communication Prize, BPRG


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