Welcome to the Contact Office "Wolves in Saxony"
Contact Office "Wolves in Saxony"
Am Erlichthof 15
Phone: 0049 35772 46762
Fax: 0049 035772 46771
Project head: Ms Vanessa Ludwig (MSc in biology)
Assistant: Ms Sophia Liehn (BSc in environmental monitoring)
Assistant: Mrs Jana Endel (Diplom degree in forest management)
The Contact Office is usually staffed between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Monday to Friday. The opening hours may change due to other appointments. Please agree a date and time with us should you intend paying us a visit.
The wolf's exhibition in the "Wolf's Barn" (Wolfsscheune) is open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday (Monday is the Erlichthof settlement's closing day). In January and February the opening hours of the wolf exhibition and the Erlichthof settlement are limited, please ask in advance.
The Contact Office is Saxony's official information centre for the population and the media when it comes to the subject of wolves, playing the central role in public relations work within the scope of Saxony's wolf management plan.
The contact office was established by the Saxon Ministry of the Environment and Agriculture (SMUL) and the former administrative district of Lower Silesian Upper Lusatia at the Erlichthof settlement in Rietschen (Saxony / Lusatia) in 2004 to provide information and education on wolves. Since the administrative district reform in August 2008, the contact office has been operated by the administrative district of Görlitz. The contact office processes all the information from the fields of wolf monitoring (scientific data acquisition) and livestock protection to make this accessible to the public. We also publish information actively on our own. Our staff is in close contact with the LUPUS - German Institute for Wolf Monitoring and Research and Mr André Klingenberger from Saxony's Sachsenforst government enterprise. The information handled by us is published in the form of press releases, leaflets, exhibitions and lectures, on information stands and on our website.