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.
NGO Executive Committee
Research and projects
Coordinator of volunteers
Research of genetics
PETR H. VERNER
Member in memoriam and founding member
Regular members of Derbianus Conservation - legal persons
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
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