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Marufa Sultana

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Doctoral Student




Phone: +49 (0)761 203 3665
Fax: +49 (0)761 203 3661
Mail: marufa.sultana[at]

 Tennenbacher Straße 4

79106 Freiburg, Germany



Curriculum Vitae


Academic Education

  • 2009-2010. University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. M.Sc. in Zoology (Field of Specialization: Wildlife Biology)
  • 2004-2008. University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. B.Sc. in Zoology (Field of Specialization: Wildlife Biology)


Work Experience

  • 10/2012 - 05/2013. IUCN, Bangladesh. Project Manager for the project ‘National Climate Change and Gender Action Plan in Bangladesh’ under ‘Global Gender Climate Alliance’ program funded by Finland Government
  • 10/2011 - 05/2013. IUCN, Bangladesh. Project Assistant for the project ‘Conservation through Practice: Conservation of Medicinal Plants and Traditional Knowledge by Involving Ethnic Communities’’, funded by KNCF, Japan
  • 07/2011 - 09/2011. IUCN, Bangladesh. Project Assistant for the project ‘Support to Bangladesh on Climate Change Negotiations’ funded by DFID and DANIDA
  • 01/2011-06/2011. IUCN, Bangladesh. Intern for the project ‘Action Research for Conservation of Asian Elephant in Bangladesh- Phase IV’ funded by US Fish and Wildlife Services in association with Ministry of Environment and Forests, Bangladesh


  • 2016- present. PhD project. Patterns and drivers of urban biodiversity in Southern Asia and Western Europe
  • 2009-10. Master’s thesis on ‘Daily activities of Common Kingfisher’ 2011. Internship in GIS based mapping of selected elephant prone areas in Bangladesh indicating human elephant conflict sites, elephant routes, corridors and movement area for conservation at IUCN
  • 2012. IUCN Team fellow for documentation of biodiversity status in Tanguar Haor (a hotspot site and ecologically critical area) in Bangladesh under the project ‘Community based sustainable management of Tangual Haor’
  • 2011-2013. IUCN Team fellow for investigation and documentation of important herbs and shrub species and their traditional use among ethnic communities in Cittagong hill tract areas of Bangladesh
  • 2013. IUCN Team fellow for assessment and inscription of biodiversity status of Pabna District in Bangladesh supported by Wetland Biodiversity Rehabilitation Project (WBRP) of Department of Fisheries, Government of Bangladesh jointly with the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH/German Development Cooperation.