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conservationist , writer

Günther W.H. Kunkel, German, Spanish writer, conservationist. Recipient Certified of Merit, Comendador del Orden de Mérito Agrícola, Bundesverdienstkreuz, The Canray Islands award for Environment.


Kunkel, Günther W.H. was born on September 26, 1928 in Mittenwalde, Germany. Arrived in Spain, 1964. Son of Willi Hermann and Liesbeth (Piesnack) Kunkel.


Dr honoris causa, University Nacional Centro Peru, 1999.


Scientific assistant, Valdivia, Chile, 1957-1960. Professor botany Huancayo, Peru, 1960-1961. Dendrologist German Forestry Mission to Liberia, 1961-1963.

Phytogeographic and taxonomic researcher, government botanist Canary Islands, 1964-1977. Floristic researcher West Sahara, Ghana, Persian Gulf, 1978-1991. Desert researcher Almeria, Spain, 1991-1994.

Founder Jardin Botánico del Desierto, Murcia, Spain, 1991. Technical assistant Concepcion, Chile. Floristic researcher Ecuador.

Secretary I Congress International Flora Macaronesica.


Member research board advisors American Biographical Institute. Member Society Honorary Museo Science National, Tenerife. Fellow Linnean Society, Instituto Estudios Almerienses, Instituto Estudios Canarios.

Member Association pour l'Étude Taxonomique de la Flore d'Afrique Tropicale (former secretary general), The Explorers Club, El Museo Canario, others.


Married Mary Anne Charlewood Turner, June 25, 1960. 1 child, Thomas Austin.

Willi Hermann Kunkel

Liesbeth (Piesnack) Kunkel

Mary Anne Charlewood Turner

Thomas Austin Kunkel