Independent, non-govermnetal organization FOREST – research and protection of wilderness is an interest group of volunteers, who care about nature and enviroment protection.

Pavel Reich, DiS.

Pavel Reich, DiS.


Ing. František Sofka

 Ing. František Sofka
Vice chairman

Mgr. Petr Rejzek

Mgr. Petr Rejzek
Professional ecologist and educator


There are not only real professionals with long-time experience among us, but also people who are more or less beginners at the field of nature conservation. However, there is one common thing which joins all of us - real enthusiasm for our activitiy which is based on

  • real work for nature / landscape conservation
  • support of public regarding their legitimate enviromental requirements
  • support of partner organizations
  • enviromental education and public enlightenment

Foundation members of the FOREST NGO in field     Foundation members of the FOREST NGO in field

Foundation members of the FOREST NGO in field, October 2011


We carry out our activities in our free time and on a volunteer basis, without any special-purpose grants or subventions. For further information please visit the pages of our projects:

We also participated in the "Monitoring of large carnivores in the Beskydy mountains" project. Please do not heasitate to contact us in case of any questions.


You can download our logo here:



National Shark Awareness Week

Following the example of National Bear Awarenes Week or National Wolf Awarenes Week in US, we are going to organize our own event, the National Shark Awareness Week (NSAW). NSAW will be held on annual basis from year 2013 on, starting at the ZOO Olomouc. At our Wolf's stand you will get a lot of information about marine ecosystems (based on personal experience) and also an explanation, why they are so important for us. Of course, topic-related books, publications and leaflets will be available for reference. We have just received replicas of great white shark jaw, great white shark tooth and Megalodon tooth, which will be also available at the stand. Furthermore, at the 1st NSAW we will prepare a quiz for our visitors, where the the main price is valuable book about sharks.

Read more: National Shark Awareness Week

The Wolf stand

The Wolf stand is our educational activity with the longest tradition. It is held directly in ZOO Olomouc in the occasion of both National Wolf Awareness Week and National Bear Awareness Week. We want to make both celebrations popular even in Europe and we believe, that one day they become as popular as the Earth Day did.

At the Wolf stand we provide information about wolves, bears and other endangered and protected species, their important role in ecosystems and their status in Europe and America. We also discuss the importance of protection of wilderness and we offer participation in our Wildlife Monitoring Program to visitors of the zoological garden. Visitors can see replicas of wolf skulls, wolf claws, wolf canine, wild boar skull (wild boar is a frequent wolf prey) and many other animal artifacts. They can also enjoy authentic claw prints of wolf and grizzly bear from Chilkat River, Alaska; magazines Wolf Tracks, International Wolf and many books about wolves, bears, national parks and wilderness areas of Europe and North America.

From year 2013, in occasion of World Oceans Day we also organize another educational event - the National Shark Awareness Week.

Read more: The Wolf stand