Dr Miroslav Saniga
Dr. Miroslav Saniga is a well-known naturalist within Slovakia. He has carried out a number of high profile projects regarding biodiversity and conservation. Most of this work has involved investigating the relationships between birds and the forest environment. Dr. Saniga has written over 60 scientific papers, however it is also his eagerness to connect with the non-scientific community that is important. In addition to the 16 books and over 1600 articles written aimed at adults he has also written 9 books specifically aimed at children - all of these encourage the appreciation of the natural world. When not writing or drawing Miroslav can be found looking for and researching one of his favourite birds, the Wallcreeper.
Graham started in the tourism industry as a tour leader in Peru and Bolivia, after that he had a stint in management consultancy before returning to tour operation specializing in wildlife and adventure holidays. He has always had a great interest in nature and he still enjoys looking for and watching wildlife greatly. He is a keen birdwatcher. Tourism that is fair and responsible to people and the environment is something that is particularly important to him.
Miro is from Slovakia. He grew up in the High Tatras region so he has great local knowledge of both the nature and the local culture. He studied at the Institute of High Mountain Biology; usually people who graduate from here become Rangers but he decided to join Stunning Slovakia. The course gave him further experience in the High Tatras, especially the Belianske side. Miro loves the outdoors so is in his element nature watching, hiking, skiing or picking mushrooms!! He also likes taking photos and fixing old Skoda cars. Currently he is studying for a Masters in Environmental Management at Zvolen university.
Tom is our oracle. He is a founder member of A Tent With A View, a sponsor of Stunning Slovakia / Projekt Medved', and an invaluable contributor to many wildlife research projects in Africa and throughout the world. Tom blinds us with science at every opportunity and is, of course heavily involved in the decision-making for all technical aspects of the bear collaring programme. His braces are legendary!