One of the founders of EnvPro shares a vision of supporting diverse and resilient nature that can sustain human well-being long term. Ana encourages actions which are drivers of excellence and change in the area of nature conservation and sustainable development underpinning interdisciplinary approach, research and innovation. She values participatory and science-based decision making. Having her as an Executive director sets high aspirations to the team.
Ana has 14 years of experience in environmental affairs and her most important engagements include:
2013 – / Freelance consultant at UNFAO, UNDP, UNEP – PAP/RAC, UNESCO, WWF, University of Montenegro, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of European affairs, Environmental Protection Agency of Montenegro, Municipality Danilovgrad, NGO Center for research and protection of birds, NGO Green Home, private consultancy companies mostly in the areas of interdisciplinary environmental research and planning, project management and evaluation.
2011 - 2012 University Donja Gorica (UDG): Lecturer on Public Participation for Protected areas and rural development postgraduate studies.
2010 - 2013 UNESCO Office in Venice - Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe: National Professional Officer in charge of projects for UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage sites in Montenegro.
2008 – 2010 Smart Development Network (SNV) Balkan: Tourism and Rural Development Advisor in charge of developing and implementing projects and programmes.
2005 – 2008 National Parks of Montenegro: Public Relations, Head of Visitor Centers, Expert in flora and fauna research, NPs development programmes and international cooperation.
In 2007 Ana Katnić attained a Master’s degree in Management of Biodiversity at Uppsala University in Sweden, with her thesis topic “Vascular plants as bio-indicators of pollution in Lake Skadar”.
Mihailo has 7 years of experience in ornithology and botany. He is specialized in GIS and species and habitat modeling. He is part of the main research and idea generation team in EnvPro.
His current employment and most important previous experiences are:
Mihailo holds a Bachelor degree in Biology attained at the University of Montenegro and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in the same field.
Mirko graduated in 2011 at the Information Technology engineering at the Technical Faculty “Mihajlo Pupin” at University of Novi Sad, Serbia, after which he started his work as a Web Developer.
For her Bachelor degree, Nina pursued Environment protection at the University of Montenegro (2014-2017), and she recently finished her Master’s studies in Landscape ecology at the University of Hohenheim in Germany. During this Master, she spent 1 year at the Swedish Agricultural University (SLU) on an Erasmus exchange, where she also finished her Master’s thesis. Her current and previous jobs and volunteering positions include:
Matije is currently a Master student at the Faculty for food tehnology, food safety and ecology at the University of Donja Gorica (UDG). He has ample experience in the food and service industry. During his studies he also found out how the food industry has a negative impact on the environment and wanted to deepen his experience in the environmental sector. His main feld of interest is sustainable agriculture and the reduction of gas emissions from the food industry.
Anastasija is on her third and final year of Bachelor studies in Food safety, food technology and ecology, at the University of Donja Gorica (UDG). She is volunteering at EnvPro because she is passionate about environment and animal protection. She hopes that one day she will be able to make changes in her country and society.
Dragana graduated Biology at the University of Montenegro and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Ecology at the same University. She is involved in Natura 2000 habitat mapping project for Montenegro as a collaborator, where she was engaged in the past for desktop research. Her previous engagements include internship and volunteering at NGO Green home and volunteering in NGO Center for bird protection and research (CZIP). Her interests, outside of biology and ecology, include hiking, biking and running.
Jelena graduated Biology at the University of Montenegro and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Ecology, a part of which she completed in Poland at the University of Szczecin. Jelena is employed in NGO Montenegrin Ecologists society as a project coordinator, and has been a volunteer and intern in this organization since 2015. She is currently involved in Natura 2000 habitat mapping project for Montenegro as a collaborator. She volunteered also in NGO Center for bird protection and research and protection (CZIP) and NGO Non-profit Organized Rescue of Avifauna (NORA) in 2014 and 2015.