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Estonian Fund for Nature (ELF)

Mission of the organisation

Estonian Fund for Nature (ELF) is a non-governmental organization dedicated to nature conservation. Its mission is to preserve endangered species and their habitats, natural landscapes, and natural associations typical of Estonia. ELF promotes the sustainable use of natural resources, raises environmental awareness in society, and seeks solutions for preserving a clean environment for future generations.

Area of expertise

  • Coordinating and training volunteers

EUROWA Charter signed in 2022

Involvement in European preparedness/EUROWA since 2009

Meet the team

Partner organisation

Estonian Fund for Nature

Describe your job

I organise nature conservational camps and manage oil spill volunteers

How would you explain your job to a five year old?

I am inviting people to protect our nature.

What do you love most about your job?

Getting a lot of knowledge of nature and nature protection. Meeting many people with same interests and of course finding myself in different “secret” places.

What are the trickiest situations you face as part of your job?

I don’t feel very comfortable with online meetings, I prefer face to face. Also it sometimes happens that I haven’t packed all necessary equipment to camps and they discover the absence of some needed tool somewhere in the middle of the sea. But this point also makes us all more creative to find replacements.

What was your dream occupation as a child?

I wanted to become a teacher (before I went to school at all).

If you were a superhero, what would your secret power be and why?

I’d like to have the power to stop the greed of mankind. In that case there wouldn’t be wars and our nature would preserve much longer.

How can people get in touch with you?

Partner organisation

Estonian Fund for Nature

Describe your job

I organise nature conservation camps, where volunteers help to restore and maintain the habitats of endangered species. I coordinate the Toads from the Roads campaign, to help amphibians cross the roads safely during spring migration and I train oil spill volunteers for coast clean-up and wildlife rehabilitation.

How would you explain your job to a five year old?

I protect the homes of cute birds, little toads and pretty flowers.

What do you love most about your job?

The awesome volunteers and picturesque locations. The good feeling inside, when you have done something beneficial for nature.

What are the trickiest situations you face as part of your job?

Unexpected circumstances regarding work conditions, accommodation, and catering during the nature conservation camps.

What was your dream occupation as a child?

Historian, archeologist.

If you were a superhero what would your secret power be and why?

To make all the trash in nature vanish. Mankind litters too much.

Partner organisation

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Estonia
General Assembly members
Katrin Loss
Kadri Aller
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