Jörg-Andreas Krüger - Jörg-Andreas Krüger

Jörg-Andreas Krüger (* 1968 in Göttingen ) is a trained landscape architect and association official who has been President of the German Nature Conservation Union (NABU) since November 2019 . [1]


Jörg-Andreas Krüger has been a member of NABU since 1982 and completed his community service at the nature conservation organization. [2] After a completed in 1989 training for civil servants, he studied from 1992 to 1998 landscape architecture at the University of Applied Sciences Freising , graduating with a degree in engineering .

During his time as nature conservation officer at NABU Lower Saxony, Krüger passed the German hunter test in the early 2000s and has been an active hunter ever since . [3]

Professional background

After his studies, Krüger worked for Christian Magerl , member of the Greens in the Bavarian state parliament from Freising.


In 1999, Krüger moved to NABU Lower Saxony and from 2004 to 2013 headed the department for nature conservation and environmental policy in the NABU Federal Association, [4] from 2010 also in the role of deputy federal manager. [5]

Change to WWF

Starting in September 2013, Krüger worked for the WWF, initially as head of the biodiversity department and from July 2017, when he left the company in October 2019, as a member of the management of the WWF . The focus of his work at WWF was "the development and implementation of political strategies for energy, climate and agricultural policy, for the protection and preservation of forests and freshwater ecosystems, as well as working in markets and working with companies." [6]

Return to NABU

Krüger was unanimously elected as the new NABU President at the Federal Representative Assembly of NABU on November 9, 2019. His predecessor Olaf Tschimpke had not run for office after 16 years. Shortly after his election, Krüger stated at the NABU regional representative assembly in Brandenburg : “Nature and climate protection are more important today than ever before. More and more people understand that the future of their livelihoods is at stake. They feel rightly personally affected by the death of bees and insects, plastic waste, waste of resources and climate change. [...] People want something to change. " [7]


Individual evidence

  1. NABU: Jörg-Andreas Krüger is the new NABU President, accessed on November 13, 2019
  2. RIFF Reporter: Back of chairs at NABU accessed on November 13, 2019
  3. In the interview: NABU President Jörg-Andreas Krüger on the hunt. In: NABU. September 2, 2020, archived from the original on September 3, 2020 ; accessed on September 3, 2020 .
  4. Michael Otto Foundation: Hamburg Talks 2013, page 10, accessed on November 13, 2019
  5. NABU: Jörg-Andreas Krüger is the new NABU President, accessed on November 13, 2019
  6. WWF: Board of Directors and Management of WWF Germany accessed on November 13, 2019
  7. lifePR: Conservationists in a spirit of optimism , accessed on November 18, 2019