Aleksandër Trajçe

Executive Director

Aleksandër has been involved with nature conservation work in Albania since 2004, being affiliated with PPNEA, starting as a volunteer first and later on to becoming a wildlife researcher and project manager, and lastly, since January 2018, as this organisation’s executive director. He has an MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management from the University of Oxford (2009-2010) and a PhD in Environmental Anthropology from the University of Roehampton, London (2013-2017). Aleksandër is member of two IUCN SSC specialist groups: the Large Carnivore Initiative for Europe and the Bear Specialist Group. His is interested in advancing nature conservation work in the country based on principles of sound scientific research and prioritization of the local context in conservation. He was a nominee for the Future for Nature Award in 2013, a prestigious international honour given to young, talented and ambitious conservationists committed to protecting endangered species worldwide.