Werner Kunz (born in 1940) is a German biologist. He studied at the University of Münster and received his doctorate there in 1966. After completing his studies, he worked as a research assistant at the University of Münster from 1966 to 1969. From 1970 to 1971 he worked as a visiting scientist at Yale University. Kunz became professor of genetics at the University of Düsseldorf in 1973. He retired in 2005.
The terms animal protection and species protection are constantly confused and mixed up with one another. Animal protection is the protection of individuals; it is about the individual, suffering creature. Species protection is the conservation of the species; it is about preventing species from becoming extinct or rare. From an ethical standpoint, animal protection is quite different from species protection.
Species Conservation in Managed Habitats: The Myth of Pristine Nature (2016), p. 51