Opening speaker

Irene Lucius is the Regional Conservation Director of the NGO WWF Central and Eastern Europe. Holding a master’s degree in biology, she managed projects in the field of environmental communication, integrated coastal zone management, policy advocacy and nature conservation in countries across the European continent and in the Mediterranean before joining WWF in 2008.

Today, Irene´s responsibilities include coordinating WWF´s conservation work in the Green Heart of Europe – countries in Central and Eastern Europe, with sturgeon conservation being among the focus topics.