German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)

Mainmenu



Mentors

As part of the Klaus Toepfer Fellowship, participants develop a project with relevance to the work of their home institution. Throughout the programme, fellows will continue working on these so-called transfer projects, applying the training received during the training modules. Highly experienced conservation professionals from the programme region and beyond provide guidance and technical input as mentors. The following list provides information on the mentors who volunteer to guide and support the participants of Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme 2012-2013 during transfer project development. We sincerely thank the mentors for their commitment and support to our promising future nature conservation leaders.

  • Institution and position: Fauna & Flora International (FFI), Programme Manager (Conservation, Livelihoods and Governance)
  • Title of supported transfer project: Exploring Community Incentives for Conserving the Ustyurt Saiga (Berdiyar Jollibekov / Uzbekistan)
  • Institution and position: Frankfurt Zoological Society, Head of Europe Department
  • Title of supported transfer project: Developing Mechanisms for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Main Ecosystems of Uzbekistan (Oleg Kashkarov / Uzbekistan)
  • Institution and position: IUCN Environmental Law Centre, Senior Counsel
  • Title of supported transfer project: Inserting the Ecological Network Concept into the Spatial Planning System (Anastasiia Oleshchenko / Ukraine)

Ramona Cherascu

  • Institution and position: Biodiversity Directorate Romania, Deputy Director
  • Title of supported transfer project: Transboundary Cooperation for New Ramsar Sites Designation Between Romania and Bulgaria (Roxana Ionescu / Romania)
  • Institution and position: Protected Area Management Specialist, Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan
  • Title of supported transfer project: Developing a Participatory Management Plan for the Lower Amudarya Biosphere reserve (Alisher Shukurov / Uzbekistan)
  • Institution and position: European Centre for Nature Conservation (ECNC), Programme Manager
  • Title of supported transfer project: Developing a Strategy for Natura 2000 Communication (Alena Vacátková / Czech Republic

Til Dieterich

  • Institution and position: Nature Conservation and Research Projects in Europe, Caucasus & Middle Asia
  • Title of supported transfer project: Contribution to the development of the UNESCO natural heritage site nomination proposal for Ulytau landscape (Dana Yermolyonok / Kazakhstan)
  • Institution and position: German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, ABS expert
  • Title of supported transfer project: Access to and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources – How to Implement the Nagoya Protocol in Hungary (Katalin Véhmann / Hungary)
  • Institution and position: Ilia State University Tbilisi, Associate Professor
  • Title of supported transfer project: Compilation of Existing Data in GIS Maps and Development of Participatory Monitoring for Chon-Kemin National Park (Umut Zholdoshova / Kyrgystan)
  • Institution and position: Ministry of Rural Development, Counselor
  • Title of supported transfer project: Access to and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources – How to Implement the Nagoya Protocol in Hungary (Katalin Véhmann / Hungary)
  • Institution and position: Consultant, TGP Landschaftsarchitekten bdla
  • Title of supported transfer project: Development of No-Construction Zone Reduction Permits (Maris Noor / Estonia
  • Institution and position: Mountain Societies Development Support Programme (a project of the Aga Khan Foundation), Deputy General Manager, Programme
  • Title of supported transfer project: Developing a Monitoring System for the Biodiversity Conservation Projects in Tajikistan (Adabjon Abdulkodirov / Tajikistan)

Adrian Hoppenstedt

  • Institution and position: HHP Hage + Hoppenstedt Partner, Director
  • Title of supported transfer project: Inserting the Ecological Network Concept into the Spatial Planning System (Anastasiia Oleshchenko / Ukraine)

Jelena Kadic

  • Institution and position: Institute for the Protection of Cultural, Historical and Natural Heritage of the Republic of Srpska, Head of Nature Protection Department
  • Title of supported transfer project: Exploring Sustainable Economic Activities for the Future Drina National Park (Amina Omicevic / Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Institution and position: General Directorate for Environmental Protection of Poland, Deputy Director of Department of Nature Conservation
  • Title of supported transfer project: Committee for Conservation of Wetlands (Patrycja Stawiarz / Poland)
  • Institution and position: TRAFFIC, the Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network, senior programme officer
  • Title of supported transfer project: Combating Poaching and Illegal Trade in Wild Animal Species in Bulgaria (Yana Velina / Bulgaria)
Logo of the Klaus-Toepfer-Fellowship-Programme

 

 

The Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme for Future Leaders in Nature Conservation from the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. It aims at developing the personal capacity of early-career conservation professionals with leadership potential, to contribute to overcoming global biodiversity loss and to strengthen the regional capacities to implement multilateral environmental agreements.

 Print