Thomas Krumenacker worked for more than 20 years in various positions at the Reuters news agency in Bonn, Frankfurt and Berlin, including as head of the foreign desk, news editor and deputy editor-in-chief.

Since 2018, he has been working as a freelance journalist and photographer on environmental and scientific topics for leading German-language newspapers and online media, including Süddeutsche Zeitung, Spektrum, Spiegel and RiffReporter. Author of the books "Könige der Lüfte" (2022, German) about the Lesser Spotted Eagle and "Birds in the Holy Land (2016, German and English), 2009 Nature Conservation Award of the Israeli Nature Conservation Association SPNI.

Thomas graduated in sociology and political science at the University of Trier, Germany.


Thomas Krumenacker

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Thomas Krumenacker
Journalist, visual storyteller

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Hunting in Malta: The ‘way of life’ that robs the rest of Europe

  • Corruption
  • Environment

GOZO – A year-long collaborative investigation by The Shift and environmental journalist Thomas Krumenacker has established a pattern of vote-buying politics favouring the Maltese hunting lobby and directly leading to the degradation of endangered and at-risk bird species hunted in Malta both legally and illegally.