Dr. Max Abensperg-Traun

Tel.: ++43 (0)664 89 40 884 ■ max.traun@me.com




CURRICULUM VITAE

• PERSONAL INFORMATION


Born 1954 in Austria
Raised on a large agriculture/forestry/hunting/fishing property in Eastern Austria



• PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS


Wildlife trade, sustainable development, community-based conservation, conservation biology, conservation policy, conservation of larger African mammals.

• ACADEMIC TRAINING


1983 Mature Age Matriculation
Perth Technical College, Western Australia
1986 Bachelor of Science (Ecology) BSc
Department of Geography, University of Western Australia, Perth
1987 Bachelor of Science with Honours (Ecology) BSc Hons (1st Class)
Department of Geography, University of Western Australia, Perth
1990 Doctorate (Ecology) PhD
Department of Geography, University of Western Australia, Perth


• PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES


1971, 1972
1975 — 1980
AFRICA
Game Ranger and Safari Guide

Camera Africa Safaris (Spurwing Island), Southern Sun Safaris (Hwange), Iwaba Safaris and Department of National Parks and Wildlife Management, Rhodesia / Zimbabwe (Hwange National Park, Sengwa Research Area / Chizarira National Park, Inyanga National Park)
1990 — 1998 AUSTRALIA
Research Scientist (applied conservation biology)

CSIRO – Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Division of Wildlife and Ecology, Perth, Western Australia
1999 — 2003 AUSTRIA
Research Scientist (applied conservation biology)
Institute of Zoologie, Department of Evolutionary Biology, Vienna, Austria
2003 — present AUSTRIA
National coordination and international representative for CITES
(Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)
Federal Ministry of Environment, Department for Nature and Species Protection, National Parks, Vienna, Austria.
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