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Our Team

NGO “Danube-Carpathian Programme”

– is a team of experts and scientists on ecology, nature conservation, sustainable development of natural ecosystems, forestry, wetlands, environmental law and other problems of protection and sustainable development of the environment.

Bohdan Prots, Ph.D. (1997), Senior Research Scientists (Assoc. Prof., 2003).

- CEO and Director of the NGO "Danube-Carpathian Programme".
Areas of scientific and expert work: conservation biology, plant ecology, conservation and protected areas management, floodplain management, nature protection policy.
Experience: 30 years of expertise/research studies in biodiversity and natural resource management in countries of Europe and Asia; 17 years of management of international projects on nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in the Danube-Carpathian Region; For more than 11 years he worked as the leader of WWF in Ukraine. Also he is a Head of the Department of Landscape and Biota Diversity, State Museum of Natural History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine (2018).
Awards: Whitley Award Winner for Nature Conservation (2007, London) (“Green Oscar” in Nature Conservation).

Anatoliy Pavelko

- deputy director, Lawyer for Ecology and Environmental Protection.
Areas of expertise: legal principles of nature and forestry, conservation of wetlands (including natural rivers), combating violations of environmental legislation, environmental control, development of transport infrastructure and wildlife, environmental impact assessment, conservation of biodiversity.

Vasyl Gavryliuk

- expert on forestry practice in Ukraine. Forestry specialist with many years of scientific and teaching experience.
Areas of expertise: sustainable forest management, monitoring of forest territories using remote methods, evaluation of old-growth forests.

Andriy KiykoІ

- Kiyko Andriy, Mg.Sc in ‘biology”, an expert on environmental education, protected areas management and capacity building, conservation management of wildlife. Experience: more than 25 years in the field of environmental education and research studies in the field of vertebrate fauna. He also has research interests in the field of vertebrate zoology, environmental pedagogy, nature conservation, wildlife rehabilitation.
Areas of expertise: environmental education and training, protected areas management, conservation and restoration of wild vertebrates diversity.

Oleg OrlovІ

- Oleg Orlov, PhD in “soil ecology”, an expert on soil ecology and nature protection. Winner of the scholarship of the President of Ukraine and the Head of the Lviv Regional State Administration for young scientists and specialists. Member of the Society of Soil Scientists and Agrochemists of Ukraine.
Experience: more than 20 years in soil ecology and soil protection, He also has research interests in floodplain soils, nature conservation and wetlands management.
Areas of expert work: soil ecology, carbon balance, Red Book of soils, soil types in Western Ukraine, physical and geographical characteristics of natural and anthropogenic habitats, conservation of wetlands, biodiversity conservation.

Natalia Fedorova

- communication and fundraising. Master in Ecology and Environmental Protection. An environmental journalist with more than 10 years' experience. Winner of the Forestry Law Enforcement and Management Competition organized by the ENPI-FLEG Program in Ukraine. He is a participant of numerous training and seminars for environmental journalists, in particular: "Legal regulation of journalistic activity in Ukraine", School of social journalism "How to write about climate change", course "Text in news", etc.
Areas of expertise: communication, environmental journalism, investigative journalism.