Position: Video Librarian (Europe and
Dr. Harald M. Schwammer, born 1955, is zoologist and Deputy Director at
the Schoenbrunn Zoo
in Vienna (Austria). He is specialised in breeding and caring for elephants and
teaching management methods and performed and organised training workshops in
Europe and Asia in many different countries.
Harald is the founder and president of EEKMA
(European Elephant Keeper and Manager Association), Member of the Board of
Directors of the IEF (International Elephant
Foundation), Founder of the ASERC (Austrian Sri
Lankan Elephant Research & Conservation Project), Chair of the GEMP (Global Elephant Management Program) and Chair of the
European African Elephant Studbook.
He has been active as a consultant (legal accredited
expert) for facility planning and realising management routines for elephants
under human care in nearly all continents. He is the author of numerous
scientific and popular publications in ethological and ecological fields of
study, concerning various topics, and has published books in German, English,
French, and Croatian. Harald lectures the University
of Vienna and is developing, coordinating, and supporting various in-situ
projects in Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Last but not least, Harald
has operated The Shape of Enrichment Video Library Europe for many years.
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