Senior Advisor for Europe, Ramsar Secretariat, will speak about the linkage between wilderness and the implementation of Ramsar Convention in Europe. His speech is part of the session entitled Wild Rivers and Wetlands during the Academy Days 2015. Tobias received his MSc.and PhD degrees from Basel University and has worked with ICBP (now BirdLife International) and DG XI of the European Commission, among other posts, and most recently with the Station Biologique de la Tour du Valat in Arles, France. He speaks and writes all of the Ramsar languages and German as well, and is the author of a large number and variety of research reports and other publications. He joined the Ramsar Secretariat in 1999.