TRANSBOUNDARY EXPERT GROUP OF “OPEN BORDERS FOR WILDLIFE IN THE CARPATHIANS” (OBWIC) PROJECT

The role of the transboundary expert group during project implementation period (october 2019-march 2022):

Cristian-Remus Papp

Wildlife and Landscape National Manager WWF Romania

Radu Grigore Vlad

Forest habitats coordinator Romania, OBWIC project

Călin Ardelean

Technical expert 1 Romania, OBWIC project

Raluca Peternel

Technical expert 2 Romania, OBWIC project

Tereza Thompson

Technical expert Slovakia, OBWIC project

Milan Janak

Technical expert, WWF Slovakia

Dr. Jakub Kubala

Wildlife expert Slovakia (lynx)

Jerguš Tesák

Wildlife expert Slovakia

Nuno Guimaraes

Wildlife expert Slovakia
University of Presov – Faculty of Humanities and Natural Sciences – Department of Ecology (UNIPO-FHPV-KE).

Dr. Taras Bashta

Technical expert Ukraine, OBWIC project

Bohdan Vykhor

Wildlife manager WWF Ukraine

Ádám Szabó

Lead technical expert Hungary OBWIC project, Aggtelek National Park Directorate

László Lontay

Technical expert 1 Hungary OBWIC project, Aggtelek National Park Directorate

Gábor Firmánszky

Field researcher Hungary, Aggtelek National Park Directorate

Péter Tóth

Ranger Hungary, Aggtelek National Park Directorate/ Technical expert 2 Hungary, OBWIC project

Dr.László Patkó

Large Carnivore Programme Manager WWF Hungary Foundation

CONSULTATIVE FORUM

OBWIC PROJECT TRANSBOUNDARY EXPERT GROUP is responsible for:

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FACILITATOR

The facilitator is responsible for communication, correspondence and reporting to OBWIC Steering Committee (decision making body within OBWIC project).

She coordinates and facilitates the meetings of the Transboundary Expert Group and prepares the agenda and the related technical documentation. She ensures that all members have the opportunity to express their views regarding the standard, in order to have a consensus.

  • Supervises the implementation of the work plan as approved by OBWIC Steering Committee.

  • Keeps all the documents regarding the elaboration of: i) the harmonized methodology for identification and designation of ecological corridors of transboundary interest, ii) the report on recording of LC species in project area, iii) management measures for ecological corridors of transboundary interest.

  • Liaises with project partners and other stakeholders on all issues related to the process of drafting project documents.

  • Communicates with stakeholders at the request of the Transboundary Expert Group for the development of i) harmonized methodology for identification and designation of ecological corridors of transboundary interest, ii) the report on recording of large carnivore species in project area, iii) management measures for ecological corridors of transboundary interest.

  • The facilitator of the Transboundary Expert Working Group is Mrs. Alexandra Puşcaş.

  • Alexandra Puşcaş, WWF Romania Danube Carpathian Programme, Maramures Branch – project manager 

      • Graduate of Babes Bolyai University, Faculty of Geography, MSc from Wageningen University, specialized in Environmental Sciences has more than 15 years experience in project management in nature conservation related projects (ecological connectivity, sustainable grassland and forest management, evaluation of ecosystem services, development of N2000 management plans) as well as ecotourism development and promotion of High Nature Farmlands products. Coordinates the conservation programme of WWF Maramures Priority Conservation Area.

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