born in 1972 in Vienna
… 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.
… into conference rooms of international policy decisions
Nicolas Entrup has extensive international political experience, working on multiple multilateral environmental agreements, participating at various regional and international conferences between 1999 und 2011:
12 annual Meetings of the International Whaling Commission (IWC)
3 Conferences of the Parties of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
3 Conferences of the Parties of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)
1 Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Participating in various regional and technical Meetings and Conferences, such as Meetings of the Parties to the regional Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and contiguous Atlantic area (ACCOBAMS) and Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas (ASCOBANS), Meetings of the ACCOBAMS Scientific Committee, as well as the Advisory Board of ASCOBANS. Etc.
… with Responsibility, Experience and Determination
More than 20 years of experience in developing concepts, strategies and plans, while also coordinating, supervising and implementing Teams and national and international multi-lingual campaigns predominantly addressing animal welfare and species conservation issues, including the threats posed by direct takes to whales and dolphins, the trade with whale products and/or live dolphins, military noise pollution caused by the militaries and the oil and gas industry, the captive display of small whales and dolphins, the display of wild animals in circuses…
Attending more than 20 international conferences of multilateral environmental Agreements
Cooperation with renown creative agencies, such as Aimaq, Rapp & Stolle (today “Aimaq von Lobenstein”), Denkwerk, Jung von Matt, LLR - Lukas, Lindemann, Rosinski, Opium Effect, Treibenreif.com …
Developing media cooperation, positioning topics and stimulating international coverage and discussions, including through AFP, Al Jazeera, BBC, Bloomberg, DPA, MSN, Reuters, but also other media such as, e.g. in German speaking countries, Focus, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Kronen Zeitung, ORF, Spiegel, Süddeutsche Zeitung, ZDF, to name a few.
Engaging in cross-marketing cooperation and initiatives involving large corporates and/or international players: e.g.
- Cooperation between WDCS and the Canadian Tourism Commission 2003 – 2007
- Year of the Dolphin 2007/2008: a UNEP initiative, involving the CMS Secretariat, TUI AG and WDCS. Aspects also involved UNESCO
- Volvo Ocean Race 2008/2009: “We sail for the Whale”. Cooperation between the only private Team – Team Russia – participating in the Race and WDCS.