Vlado Vancura, Director Wilderness Development, based in Slovakia
I graduated at Forest University and Natural Resources Management, Zvolen, Slovakia and collected vast experience with wilderness and natural resources management in the following 30 years. I worked in numerous nature oriented jobs as a full time or seasonal or volunteer or free lance consultant in Slovakia, Russia, Hungary, U.S. National Park Service or Parks Canada. I was also the director of the Tatra National Park
My passion for wilderness conservation led me from demanding field experience to the team of people working on European Wilderness Agenda and was involved to the process of developing the European wilderness definition, the European Wilderness Registry and the establishment of the European Wilderness Network.
My passion for wilderness, and particularly European wilderness, is underlined by my skills and enthusiasm to communicate with various groups and stakeholders to motivate them to contribute to the protection of European Wilderness Heritage and encourage them to become a Wilderness Advocate.