Fritz Habekuß

Editor | Author / Die Zeit

Fritz Habekuß, born in 1990 in Pritzwalk (Brandenburg), works as an editor for DIE ZEIT in Hamburg.
He studied science journalism at the TU Dortmund University with a focus on life sciences and medicine. During his studies, he wrote for "Spiegel Online", the "Süddeutsche Zeitung", the "Tagesspiegel" and the "ZEIT". After graduation, he interned at SPIEGEL in Washington, D.C.. 

As a reporter, he focuses mainly on ecology, nature, and the Anthropocene and on the fundamental relationship between man and nature: how humans define their role in the Anthropocene and how they deal with the existential threat of ecological crisis. But also which mechanisms are behind the destruction of nature and how things are connected in the global ecosystem earth.

His research has taken him to the Antarctic, to ancient oases in Oman, to villages in Rwanda, atolls in Indonesia, to remote glaciers in Greenland, and the beaches of Galapagos Island. 

Fritz Habekuß also writes books and works as a presenter. In May 2020 the bestselling non-fiction “ÜBER LEBEN – How to overcome the ecological crisis” was published by Penguin that he wrote together with Dirk Steffens.



Granting Nature Legal Rights: a path towards a balance between people and the natural world?

Fritz Habekuß, Editor at ZEIT, Author I Dirk Steffens (Terra X), Host, Science Journalist, Nature Filmmaker

What if we invite the river to take a seat in the courtroom?
The impact and the price that nature, and ultimately we humans, pay as a result of excessive exploitation and ruthless economic interests is becoming increasingly clear. More and more court rulings and laws around the world are granting rights to nature in order to protect and preserve it. A case study from the South down the Mississippi River [...]


Rebuilding Paradise | German Premiere

Documentary I Ron Howard I USA I 2020 I 95 Min I OV with German subtitles

The fire comes and within hours more than 80 people are dead, 50,000 lose their homes: Ron Howard's film documents a catastrophe. And shows people who develop almost superhuman powers. [...]