The Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management (ANL) is a public educational and research institution. In 1976, it was established according to a decision of the Bavarian State Parliament and operates under the jurisdiction of the Bavarian State Ministry for Environment and Health (StMUV). It is located in Laufen/Salzach, Bavaria.
Left: The academy's entrance to the administration building.
Right: View over the city of Laufen with the collegiate church in the foreground and the Watzmann Mountain in the background.
Dr. Christian Stettmer, scientist with PH.D. in Biology, is Head of the Department “Applied Science and International Cooperation” at the Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management. Actual he is researcher and teacher for national and international courses, trainings and workshops in various ecological economical contexts, focusing on protection of nature and environment. He was scientific coordinator in more than twenty research projects in cooperation with GO´s, NGO´s, educational institutions and companies for a sustainable use and management of ecosystems. He was associated partner in the EU-project “MAcMAn”. He is author and editor of books, teaching materials and more than 30 scientific publications. He is overall manager of the ELENA project.