WHO WE ARE

We are a team of scientists and students mainly from the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS Prague). Our work is closely connected with the largest antelope of the world, Western Derby eland, living in West African Senegal. There are only 300 Western Derby elands remaining right here in Senegal and nowhere else in the world. Their future depends solely on our Czech-Senegalese cooperation and help of our partners. We dedicated to the conservation of this species. We are the Derbianus Conservation.

We are the NGO Derbianus Conservation.


OUR TEAM

NGO Executive Committee 

KAROLÍNA BRANDLOVÁ

Chair

karolina@derbianus.cz

+420 724 048 285

PAVLA HEJCMANOVÁ

Research and projects

hejcmanova@derbianus.cz

MAGDALENA MIŘEJOVSKÁ

Secretary

magdalena@derbianus.cz

TAMARA FEDOROVA

Accounting, graphics

tamara@derbianus.cz

Tel: 607 567 834

MARKÉTA GLONEKOVÁ

Behavioural researchh

marketa.glonekova@derbianus.cz

MARKÉTA GRÚŇOVÁ

Education

marketa.grunova@derbianus.cz

ANNA KUBÁTOVÁ

Coordinator of volunteers

anna.kubatova@derbianus.cz

KATEŘINA ŠTOCHLOVÁ

Research of genetics

katerina.stochlova@derbianus.cz

PETR H. VERNER

Member in memoriam and founding member


Regular members of Derbianus Conservation - legal persons

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Honorary members

MVDr. Jiří Váhala, Ph.D.

Veterinarian, Dvůr Králové n. L.


Mgr. Lenka Pokorná

Chargé d'affaires at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Senegal between 2014 and 2017.


MVDr. Roman Vodička, Ph.D.

Veterinarian of Prahue Zoo 


Mgr. Zdeňka Kostik Šubrová

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic


OUR HISTORY


The NGO Derbianus Conservation was established by a group of experts of the Institute for the Tropics and Subtropics (nowadays the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences) of the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague which gets involved in conservation programme of the critically endangered Western Derby eland in Senegal. The members of the association pursue the conservation of this endangered ungulate since 2000 and they reached remarkable successes. Conservation programme was funded by funds of the Czech development aid, scientific grants, supported by university, numerous institutions and private persons. Last project funded by the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic was successfully ended in 2009. We managed to keep the work in Senegal at the appropriate level in 2000, but the way to save an animal species is a long time run. The animals within the conservation programme should be regularly monitored, our team should ensure the optimal composition of breeding herds, build new facilities and follow up other activities which are essential for successful conservation of the Derby eland. Therefore we established the NGO Derbianus Czech Society for African Wildlife (CSAW) in 2010 which became the main tool for conservation of the Western Derby eland. In 2015, we changed our name to the NGO Derbianus Conservation.More information on our activities in each year can be found in our annual reports.