We are a group of wildlife conservationists linked in a lean NGO structure. The strength of our team is a multidisciplinary approach covering the fields of wildlife biology, conservation management and genetics. Due to the close cooperation with our local counterparts we are able to collect data and implement reliable on the ground measures.

Dr. Frank Drygala

Management Board

Dr. Frank Drygala

Senior Scientist, Vice President ANB

Dr. Frank Drygala
Joerg Mehnert, MSc

Joerg Mehnert, MSc

Wildlife Biologist, President ANB, Creative & Financial Management

Joerg Mehnert, MSc

Advisory Board & Cooperations


Prof. Gono Semiadi; Ir Wirdateti MSc, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Bogor

Inge Tielen MSc, Director Life Science; Bertie Ferns MSc, Conservation Breeding Manager, Cikananga Wildlife Center, Java Barat

Nursyamsi, Sub Section BKSDA Bawean Island; Rahim Abdul, Ranger BKSDA; Arkam, Local Conservationist, Bawean Island

Agus Ariyanto MSc, Forest Ecosystem Specialist, BKSDA East Java, Ph.D student Kyungpook National University

Dr. Ragil Ardyra, Veterinary, Bawean Island

Jochen Menner, Curator, TSI2-Prigen Conservation Breeding Ark, Prigen



Dr. Joliesa Mae S. Toledo, Central Mindanao University, Biology Department

Emmanuel Schuetz MSc, Program Director; Fernando Garcia Gil, Conservation Research Officer, D’ABOVILLE Foundation

Matt Ward MSc, Executive Director, Talarak Foundation

United Kingdom

Stuart Young MSc, Director of field programmes, Chester Zoo


Dr. Johanna Rode-Margono, Curator for Ungulates and Primates at Cologne Zoo & Chair of the IUCN SSC Wild Pig Specialist Group


Dr. Alain C. Frantz, Zoology Curator, National Museum of Natural History

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Sponsors & Partners

chester zoo - zoological institute
Stiftung Artenschutz
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National Museum of Natural History Luxembourg
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cikananga conservation center
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IUCN SCC Wild Pig Specialist Group

Our Skills

Applied research - Due to the combination of different methods we are able to gather comprehensive data on our focal species.

homerange-bawean warty pig
Conservation Genetis - DNA sampling - hybridisation and imprinting
VHF Telemetry

Wildlife Monitoring and Management

We have a broad range of experience in wildlife biology and have worked intensively on carnivores and ungulates in Asia and Europe over the last 15 years.

// Trapping and immobilisation

// Spatial use pattern analysis (GPS and VHF Telemetry)

// Camera trapping and video observation

// Carry out Population Viability Analysis (PVA), species management plans

// Implement on the ground measures to prevent poaching, poisoning and illegal trade

// re-introduction from ex-situ populations

Wildlife Biology

Conservation Genetics

Endemic, small and isolated populations are threatened by inbreeding, genetic degradation and hybridization with closely related species.

// DNA sampling

// Genetic fingerprinting to analyse the expansion of invasive species

// Analyse the risk of extinction due to hybridisation and inbreeding for endangered mammals

// Proof of species status for endangered mammals

// For more information see publication section

Outreach and Education

We routinely pass wildlife research experience and skills to our local partners and reguarly give environmental education course to children and young adults.

// Train local partners (trapping & telemetry) in Asia

// Environmental education, basic wildlife biology and ecology in Germany

Local Partners
GPS Sender Wild Pig