Who we are


Toby Aykroyd


Director of Wild Europe with excellent contacts to Brussels. Plays the drum for Romanian nature at the various EU levels.

Charlie Burrell


Owner of Knepp Estate, an emblematic re-wildling project in the Southeast of Britain. President of Foundation Conservation Carpathia.

Dan Dimăncescu


Honorary Consul–General of Romania (Boston); Executive Producer Kogainon Films (Boston)

Nik Leuthold


Musician, rock climber, journalist, activist and head of Temperatio Foundation.

Paul Lister


President and founder of The European Nature Trust. An important ambassador for the natural world of Romania and a genius in networking.

Anders Holch Povlsen


Danish entrepreneur and one of Europe’s foremost land conservationists.

Christof Schenck


Executive director of Frankfurt Zoological Society. Brings the expertise of dozens of conservation projects worldwide to Foundation Conservation Carpathia. Vice-president of Foundation Conservation Carpathia.

Iulian Stanciu


Executive Chairman of eMAG, the most relevant e-commerce platform in Southeastern Europe. In recent years, Iulian has played a significant role in the We Care Foundation which focuses on education.

Ovidiu Șandor


Entrepreneur from Timișoara and owner of a vast collection of arts. Helps organise support from the Romanian business world.

Hansjörg Wyss


One of the most important conservation philanthropists in history. Commutes in perpetuity between Switzerland, the USA, and the various project sites of the Wyss Foundation.



Barbara Promberger-Fuerpass (Executive Director)

Christoph Promberger (Executive Director)

Adrian Aldea (Wildlife Management Biologist)

Ana Maria Atonoaie (Director of Partnership&Corporate Relations)

Daniel Bucur (Project Coordination Team Leader)

Rosana Cozma (Facility Director)

Victoria Donos (Director of Communication&Outreach)

Ruben Iosif (Wildlife Research Biologist)

Ciprian Maghiari (Chief Financial Officer)

Ioana Alexandra Mehedin (Communications Director, maternity leave)

Radu Micu (Operations manager)

Oliviu Pop (Biologist, Responsible Leaota Conservation Plan)

Ioana Săvulescu (Legal Director)

Daniela Stănică (Human Resources Director)

Istvan Szabo (Conservation Enterprise Director)

Mihai Zotta (Conservation director)

Adrian Ciurea (Infrastructure Manager)


Diana Alexe (Booking & Sales advisor Specialist)

Georgiana Andrei (Senior Communications Specialist, maternity leave)

Iulia Aștefanei (Communications Specialist)

Adriana Bărbat (Accounting Department)

Tudor Botezatu (Graphic Designer)

Alina-Mihaela Brumă (Legal Department Assistant, maternity leave)

Thea Codreanu (Booking & Sales advisor Specialist)

Anda Olteanu (Financial Controller)

Alexandru Crețu (Events Organiser & Communication Specialist)

Ioana Duică (Education Specialist)

Costin Enache (Wildlife monitoring and research expert)

Cristina Grigore (Chief Accountant, Accounting Department)

Andrei Iosivoiu (Community Relations Specialist)

Diana Andreea Lazăr (Legal Department Assistant)

Robert Lazar (Guest Services, Reservation & Logistics Specialist)

Elena Mărjineanu (Social Media Specialist)

Mihai Mitu (Cook)

Elena Moldovan (Accountant)

Adrian Pătrulescu (GIS Expert)

Vasilica Pintilie (Accountant)

Andrei-Alexandru Popa (Digital Marketing Specialist)

Iulian Popa (Infrastructure Process Manager)

Andreea Sumedrea (Financial Controller)

Andrei Strugariu (Senior Administrative Assistant)

Elena Șerban (Forest Service Department)

Georgiana Tarnea (Chief Financial controller)

Cristian Urdea (Cook)

Marius Ursăciuc (Logistics Manager)

Cosmin Vorovenci (Conservation Enterprise Officer)

Zsolt Miholcea (Wildlife Monitoring Expert)

Joszef Laszlo (Tourism Coordinator)

Adina Grigore (Human Resources Specialist)

Marina Bularca  (Legal Department Assistant)

Raluca Schiaucu (Executive Event Specialist)

Mihai Ventoniuc  (Community Relations Specialist)

Mihai Sorea (Education Specialist)

Sebastian Mastahac (Human Wildlife Conflict Specialist)

Roxana Sava (Senior Communication Specialist)

Laura Ștefănescu (Museum Supervisor)

Maria Petrișor (Assistant manager)

Diana Ioana Bobeș (Graphic Designer)

Janina Elena Coman (Accountant)

Andreea Oprea (Media Communication Specialist)

Alexandru Bogdan Stan (Administrative Assistant)

Field Team

Cătălin Achim (Ranger)

George Daniel Bădileanu (Ranger)

Ciprian Belu (Ranger)

Daniel Bîrloiu (Ranger)

Ion Bugheanu (Ranger)

Liviu Bulgaru (Ranger)

Robert Bulgaru (Ranger)

Aron Busuioc (Ranger)

Ionuț Cioacă (Ecological Restoration Engineer)

Ion Chirocea (Ranger)

Aron Cojocaru (Ranger)

Marius Cotîrleț (Game warden)

Ionuț Crețu (Chief Ranger)

Constantin Diaconescu (Ranger)

Lorin Diaconescu (Ranger)

Sorin Diaconescu (Ranger)

Gabriel Dorin Dudu (Game warden)

Gabriel Alexandru Dudu (Ranger)

Dragos Duruian (Game warden)

Valeriu Ganci (Ranger)

Răducu Geantă (Ranger)

Octavian Gheorma (Machine Operator)

Adrian George Idor (Ranger)

Ionuț Daniel Ionașcu (Ranger)

Viorel Isăroiu (Ranger)

Cosmin Mihai (Ranger)

Ioan Moșu (Game Warden)

Ioana Moșu (Bison Technician)

Dan Nicolae (Wildlife Ranger)

George Nicolae (Restoration Worker)

Ioana Nicuț (Ranger)

Alexandru Oprei (Ranger)

Ionuț Preda (Machine Operator)

Cornel Florentin Radu (Ranger)

Adelin Simion (Ranger)

Constantin Simion (Chief Ranger)

Călin Șerban (Bison Reintroduction Specialist)

Dan David Zârnovan (Ranger)

Codruț Voinescu (Chief Ranger)

Liviu Ungureanu (Beaver Reintroduction Specialist)

Ionuț Țoanță (Ranger)

Laviniu Terciu (Chief Ranger Wildlife Intervention Team)

Toma Șerb (Ranger)

Bogdan Sulică (Chief Ranger wildlife intervention team)

Adelin Simion (Ranger)

George Bălăceanu (Junior Ranger)

Constantin Simion (Chief Ranger)

Flavius Răzvan Rauta (Ranger)

Marius Mihai Pătru (Forester)

Tiberiu Moise Olteanu (Logger)

Marius Oancea (Logger)

Petr Eusebio Iordache (Forester)

Anduța Ganci (Forestry worker)

Mădălina Nicoleta Iosivoiu (Forestry worker)

Nica Aron Popa (Gamekeeper)

Petrica Rădița (Forestry worker)

Cobor Farm

Szilard Botos (Farm Worker)

Cincu Nicoleta (Housekeeper)

Csatho Bela (Farm Worker)

Codrea Dan (Farm Worker)

Simona Guiman (Sous chef)

Gal Ede (Farm worker)

Ovidiu Lupașcu (Cobor Farm Manager)

Mezosi Levente (Farm Worker)

Viorel Marian (Farm Worker)

Mihail Mihalache (Farm Worker)

Nicolae Otvos (Farm Worker)

Daniela Pasăre (Farm Worker)

Ioan Nicolae Pinzeș (Farm Worker)

Ioana Toma (Hospitality Coordinator)

Ștefana Marin (Animal caretaker)

Adrian Florin Veconi (Farm Worker)

Andrei Mancaș (Hospitality Coordinator)

Nicolae Nicoleta (Sous Chef)

Sara Gabor (Housekeeper)


Catherine Cords (Hospitality Coordinator)

Ioan Chiujdea (Building caretaker)

Gheorghe Chiujdea (Animal caretaker)

Georgiana Corbos (Kitchen worker)

Cornelia Dima (Chef)

Liliana Dima (Housekeeper)

Edle Von Querfurth Anne (Equestrian Tourism Guide)

Helene Flatau (Equestrian Tourism Guide)

Elisabeta Ittu (Housekeeper)

Ionel Marin (Animal caretaker)

Maria Oadăn (Sous Chef)

Anne Martina Schonewald (Equestrian Tourism Guide)

Gheorghe Scurtu (Animal caretaker)

Ulrich Samuelle Maria (Assistant Manager)

Alina Flucuș (Sous Chef)

Ittu Gheorghe (Animal caretaker)


Ruth Rusby (Professor Proofreader English)

Sebastian Kortemeyer (Proofreader German)


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