PASSION stands

"it never has been boring and it won´t ever be..."

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… from making protest-banners to the court of Justice


born in 1972 in Vienna


by 15, an activist emerged painting a “Set Nelson Mandela free” Banner and conducting a sit-in in front of the South African Embassy

18 to 25, working with, at and for VIER PFOTEN/FOUR PAWS: starting as a professional activist, working on wild animals in captivity;

Achieve the development of Guidelines for the display of wild animals in circuseswhich eventually resulted in the prohibition of the display of wild animals in circuses in Austria;

Involved as well as responsible for the closure of six captive dolphin facilities


by 24, conceived the idea of the world‘s longest banner made by children (at the time). The banner that was achieved was 2.5 km long and 1.5 m high, made of more than 15.000 patches painted by children around the world. On Mother’s Day in 1996 it was displayed surrounding Sea World in San Diego, calling for the release of Corky, the longest lived female orca in captivity.

Between 27 and 39, Managing Director of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society WDCS in Germany, one of the international largest NGOs dedicated to the protection of whales and dolphins, supervising many national and international campaigns.


at 28, a decade of defending the moratorium on commercial whaling and the ban on trade in whale products started.


by 30, became involved in achieving the prohibition of trade with wild caught bottlenose dolphins originating from the Black Sea.

at 35, was one of 20.000 lucky people to get a ticket for the one and only Led Zeppelin Reunion concert in London (it was reported that more than 20.000.000 people tried to obtain a ticket within the lottery of subscriptions). Thanks, Chris!


by 38, co-negotiated the “Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans: Whales and Dolphins” at the university in Helsinki, Finland

in the same year, launched the campaign SONAR SUCKS working towards the vision for a silent ocean.

at 39, after a three year court case, celebrated the ruling of the Bavarian Appeal Court in Munich which decided that WDCS has the right to fully access all data at the Nuremberg Zoo relevant to the display of captive dolphins, setting a lasting and improtant precedent in European and especially German law.

at this peak, Nicolas Entrup decided to move to take on new challenges and founded his agency SHIFTING VALUES.