INGRID BARBARA KOHL

PRESIDENT, FOUNDER, ECOLOGIST

Ingrid is ecologist from Austria and president and founder of REWILD Institute. Her vision is a strong international network of researchers and conservationists as well as healthy ecosystems, healthy environment, healthy wildlife and a healthy, kind and sustainable society.

VLADO NEMČEK

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST

Vlado develops conservation projects on birds and bats, is a project coordinator, a field researcher, GIS expert and vision maker from Slovakia, and is a founding member of REWILD and Saola – ochrana prírody. His vision is a nature/people symbiosis and ecosystems rich of biodiversity.

EMO YORDANOV

ORNITHOLOGIST, ECOLOGIST

Emo is ornithologist and ecologist and works on the Egyptian Vulture and on wildlife conservation in Bulgaria.

STEFAN KNÖPFER

ORNITHOLOGIST, ORNITHOCLIMBER, CONSERVATIONIST

Stefan is ornithologist, ornithoclimber, national park ranger and educated animal keeper from Austria and working with his nature conservation dog Chilly. His vision is a world where our children’s children enjoy a green environment with a high biodiversity.

Astrid Harjung

ASTRID HARJUNG

HYDROGEOLOGIST

Astrid is a hydrogeologist from Austria. She works on carbon sequestration and dissolved organic matter.

Peter Lipovský

PETER LIPOVSKÝ

ECOLOGIST, CONSERVATIONIST

Peter is conservationist in Slovakia at BROZ – Bratislavské regionálne ochranárske združenie. His dedicated work for habitat conservation shows significant successes. Peter created the name REWILD and a majority of REWILD’s logo and is a vision maker. His vision is to work together with a dedicated network for nature conservation and biodiversity.

Raju Acharya

RAJU ACHARYA

ECOLOGIST, CONSERVATIONIST

Raju is founder of Friends of Nature (FON Nepal) and ‘Nepal Owl Festival’. He is Country Representative of ‘World Owl Trust’. Over two decades he has achieved significant successes in wildlife conservation winning national as well as international awards.

Veronika Holienkova

VERONIKA HOLIENKOVA

ECOLOGIST, CONSERVATIONIST

Veronika is nature and species conservationist from Slovakia and has been working on bird, bat and habitat conservation in Slovakia.

Pankaj Koparde

PANKAJ KOPARDE

ORNITHOLOGIST, ENTOMOLOGIST, EVOLUTION ECOLOGIST

Pankaj is Professor and evolutionary ecologist from India, interested in science-driven conservation research and outreach, and understanding ecological and evolutionary processes that shape life. He has been working on owls and dragonflies. He is TEDx speaker, IUCN contributor, SAEVUS Magazine’s ‘Rising Star of Conservation in India’ recipient, and co-founder of DragonflySouthAsia and OwlIndia. His vison is an on-ground impact regarding biodiversity research and conservation, and sustainability through collaboration.

Andrey Ralev

ANDREY RALEV

ORNITHOLOGIST, ECOLOGIST, CONSERVATIONIST

Andrey is ornithologist and conservationist from Bulgaria. He is founder of Perangua, the global network for local activists, and works for the Balkani Wildlife Society. He works on the conservation of wildlife, habitats, old-growth forests and primeval forests in several countries.

Vladi Dobrev

VLADI DOBREV

ORNITHOLOGIST, ECOLOGIST, CONSERVATIONIST

Vladi is ornithologist and ecologist and is working on Egyptian Vultures and on wildlife conservation in Bulgaria.

Christoph Kainz

CHRISTOPH KAINZ

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST

Christoph is wildlife biologist from Austria. He works on wildlife ecology, small mammal population ecology, game influence monitoring, reproduction of forests, beaver monitoring and education for children.

Ben Hoffman

BEN HOFFMAN

ORNITHOLOGIST, RAPTOR CONSERVATIONIST

Ben is founder of Raptor Rescue in South Africa. He is working on raptor conservation, rehabilitation and reintroduction. He is conducting several telemetry studies for wildlife conservation and working on education against mass poisonings of vultures in Southern Africa. His vision is a rich biodiversity in healthy habitats with a respectful society.

Andriy-Taras Bashta

ANDRIY-TARAS BASHTA

ORNITHOLOGIST, CHIROPTEROLOGIST

Andriy is ornithologist and chiropterologist from the Ukraine. As ecologist and wildlife conservationist he works on owl and bat conservation in the Western Ukraine.

Sangeeth Sailas

SANGEETH SAILAS

ORNITHOLOGIST, ECOLOGIST

Sangeeth is owl researcher and wildlife conservationist from India.

Steve Sheffield

STEVE SHEFFIELD

ECOLOGIST, ECOTOXICOLOGIST

Steve is professor at the Bowie State University in Maryland in the US. As a toxicologist, Steve works on spatial statistics, environmental health, spatial epidemiology, conservation biology, ecotoxicology and vertebrate zoology. He has worked on the global distribution model for all owl species. Steve’s vision is a healthy environment with rich biodiversity.

Yehor Yatsiuk

YEHOR YATSIUK

ORNITHOLOGIST, PRIMEVAL TREE CLIMBER

Yehor is ornithologist and primeval tree climber from the Eastern Ukraine, living in Estonia at the moment. Yehor has been conducting deadwood monitoring and tree cavity monitoring studies in the Homilsha Forest National Park, Kharkiv region, the Bialowieza Primeval Forest in Poland and the Rothwald Primeval Forest in Austria.

Jonathan Haw

JONATHAN HAW

OWL & RAPTOR ECOLOGIST, CHIROPTEROLOGIST

Jonathan is owl and raptor ecologist and chiropterologist from Zimbabwe living in South Africa. He is founder of Owlproject.org and EcoSolutions.co.za operating in Southern Africa. Since more than two decades, about 200.000 children have been educated with Owlproject.org in South Africa – from the slums of Johannesburg to the African bush – and internationally in schools in Austria. With EcoSolutions countless animals like owls and bats have been rescued from e.g. house renovations. Owlproject.org is conducting several invaluable projects like the owl naming project and the owl release project in schools.

Delina Chipape

DELINA CHIPAPE

BIOLOGIST

Delina is biologist from South Africa and works for Owlproject.org operating in Southern Africa.

Stanislav Viter

STANISLAV VITER

ORNITHOLOGIST, WILDLIFE ECOLOGIST

Stanislav is ornithologist and wildlife ecologist from the Eastern Ukraine. He is head scientist in the Homilsha Forest National Park.

Sara Ruth Orchardson

SARA RUTH ORCHARDSON

BIOLOGIST

Sara is biologist from South Africa and works for EcoSolutions.co.za operating in Southern Africa.

Fran Maier

FRAN MAIER

BIOLOGIST

Fran is biologist from Austria and has been working for biodiversity and climate awareness as well as on wilderness. Her vision is a peaceful sustainable society living hand in hand with a healthy environment.

Iryna Yatsiuk

IRYNA YATSIUK

MYCOLOGIST

Iryna is mycologist working on myxomycetes from Eastern Ukraine, living in Estonia. 

Sanjeev Baniya

SANJEEV BANIYA

CHIROPTEROLOGIST

Sanjeev is bat researcher at Nepal Bat Research and Conservation Union (NeBRCU), has been studying at the Institute of Forestry at the University of Pokhara in Nepal, and has profound interest in studying bat-habitat interactions, movement ecology and ethno-bat relations.

Ravi Bikram Shah

RAVI BIKRAM SHAH

HERPETOLOGY, ORNITHOLOGY

Ravi from Nepal is interested in herpetology and ornithology. He studies at the Institute of Forestry at the University of Pokhara and is contributing to the development of the REWILD student group.

Bina Phuyal

BINA PHUYAL

CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

Bina from Nepal is planning to study masters in conservation biology and is contributing to the development of the REWILD student group. She is currently working as English teacher and yoga instructor in Kathmandu.

Ashish Poudel

ASHISH POUDEL

CONSERVATION BIOLOGY, PLANT ECOLOGY

Ashish from Nepal is interested in conservation biology and plant ecology, is student at the Institute of Forestry at the University of Pokhara and is part of the REWILD student group.

Yonjan Dahal

YONJAN DAHAL

ETHOLOGY, CONSERVATION

Yonjan from Nepal is interested in animal behavior and applied technologies in nature conservation. He studies at the Institute of Forestry at the Tribhuvan University in Pokhara and is contributing to the development of  the REWILD student group.

Shrikant Gund

SHRIKANT GUND

ENTHOMOLOGIST, BOTANIST, CONSERVATIONIST

Shrikant is enthomologist, botanist and conservationist from Pune, working on his PhD at the University of Helsinki, Finland, about his studies in India and Madagaskar.