About Us

The Nature Protection and Study Society – NATURA was founded in Sombor on December 28, 2008.

The aims of the Society are to study plant and animal species, and their ecological needs, habitat and conservation requirements, popularization of species conservation, natural rarities and biodiversity. Furthermore, our aim is to get more information and knowledge through research, to educate citizens with a purpose for better future nature conservation. The education activity of the Society is implemented through communication with public via lectures, electronic media and publication of scientific papers. Members of Society include people with wide range of interests’ such as researchers, biologists, forest-keepers, alpinists, bird ringers, hunters etc.

Because we conduct research in ecology, our work is strongly linked to field. Our work focuses currently on studying wetlands as being one of the most threatened habitats. We intensively explore the ecology and breeding biology of Great Reed Warblers (Acrocephalus arundinaceus), and newly of Moustached Warblers (Acrocephalus melanopogon).



Dr. Thomas Oliver Mérő
Ph.D. in Ecology

I am studying breeding biology, habitat selection, habitat management, survival analysis and functioning of ecological traps on an indicator and flagship wetland bird species, the Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus). Furthermore, I study diet and habitat selection of pikes (Esox lucius); habitat requirements and the effect of grassland restoration on small mammals (Rodentia, Insectivora); wintering habits of tits (Parus major, Cyanistes caeruelus) and Sparrowhawks (Accipiter nisus) in urban area; and status and habitat requirements of the priority species of Natura 2000 sites the Moustached Warbler (Acrocephalus melanopogon).

Antun Žuljević
Šumarski tehničar

Proučavanjem ptica se bavim od 1977. godine, a prstenovanjem od 1981. godine. U najviše prstenujem ptice pevačice (Passeriformes), ali i ptice grabljivice (Falconiformes, Accipitriformes, Strigiformes), šljukarice (Charadriiformes) i labuda grbca (Cygnus olor). Kordinator sam za Srbiju za kolor markiranje crnoglavog galeba (Larus melanocephalus), običnog galeba (Larus ridibundus), crne rode (Ciconia nigra), čaplje kašičare (Platalea leucorodia), sive čaplje (Ardea cinerea), mrke čaplje (Ardea purpurea), velike bele čaplje (Egretta alba), malog vranca (Phalacrocorax pygmeus), velikog trstenjaka (Acrocephalus arundinaceus), ševarskog trstenjaka (Acrocephalus melanopogon), kosa (Turdus merula), zelentarke (Chloris chloris) i kobca (Accipiter nisus).
Osim toga proučavam ekologiju i biologiju velikog trstenjaka, ševarskog trstenjaka, kobca i senica.

Dejan Đapić
Poljoprivredni tehničar

Radim markiranje ptica, uglavnom pevačica (Passeriformes) ali i grabljivica (Falconiformes, Accipitriformes, Strigiformes). Bavim se aktivnom zaštitom ptica, i edukacijom stanovništva, prvenstveno dece o potrebi očuvanja ptica i njihovih staništa. Proučavam efekte čovekovog uticaja na ptičje vrste koja nastanjuju livade. Jedan od osnivača NVO Ekološki pokret Stanišić.