Mario is entomologists working in the Bulgarian Academy of Science. Besides being an expert in butterflies and insects, he is also one of the best herpetologists and excellent birder. He speaks Italian, English and Russian; and has a broad knowledge of the Bulgarian history. His expertise and easy going personality and sense of humor all contribute to the butterflies, birdwatching and reptiles and amphibians tour he leads.
Tisho is the leading ichthyologist in Bulgaria and his work for the National Museum of Natural History in Sofia brought him to different corners of the planet. He is contributing to many nature conservation projects in Bulgaria and other countries. Being also an expert birder, dragonfly specialist and keen wildlife photographer, Tisho is one of the most experienced tour leaders in the country.
Mitko is engineer in hydrology but his love of mountains made him one of the leading experts in hiking and trekking in Bulgaria. He has travelled widely around the Balkans, Caucasus, Middle East, North Africa and South America leading trekking tours. Mitko is also an excellent birder and during the last four years he is also leading birdwatching tours.
Boian is 27 years old and his passion for butterflies started when he was 14 years old teenager. He has MC since 2005, and since 2006 he started his PhD on the Tortricidae family, in Sofia University, Biological Department. Beside his excellent knowledge on the butterflies, Boian is also very familiar with most of the moths.
Boyan belongs to the third generation of bat researchers in Bulgaria.
He started with bats and caves when he was sixteen years old. He graduated at the University of Sofia and since 1998 is employed as a research biologist in the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Science.
He has carried over 20 research and conservation projects on distribution, ecology, genetics and protection of bats in Bulgaria. Beside the scientific interests, Boyan is an experienced mountain climber with many high summits on his belt.
As a biospeleologist he has explored the fauna of over 350 caves in Bulgaria and all adjacent countries. Married, with two children.
Alex is one of the leading scientists in Bulgaria, working on the large carnivores’ conservation and has excellent knowledge about bears and wolves. He is currently leading a project for development of a Brown Bear Action Plan in Bulgaria and is also a leader of one of the most active Bulgarian NGO – “Balkani” Wildlife Society. Alex is married and lives in Sofia.
Dobromir is founder and owner of Spatia Wildlife. He holds an MSc degree in economics and management from the Academy of Economics, Svishtov.
Nevertheless, the love of birds and nature have been the actual reason for his involvement in their conservation and Dobromir is working on a number of environmental projects.
His true wish is to make the local people believe that sustainable tourism is a real alternative to poverty and quick intensive depletion of natural resources in the beautiful countryside of Bulgaria.