Batumi Raptor Count
Batumi Raptor Count

The BRC-Team

The people behind BRC and how to reach them

The Batumi Raptor Count Team 2014 consists of two supporting staff members, the Program Board with 4 board-members and several team members active in different working groups (monitoring, education, tourism). Find out more about their involvement with BRC below!

BRC Regional manager
Alexander Rukhaia (Batumi, Georgia)
> Head of the Batumi Office
> Ajara Manager
> Batumi Birding Week
> Sponsorships and grant writing
tel: +995 557 900 909
alexander.rukhaia (at) batumiraptorcount (dot) org

BRC 2014 Program Board: board (at) batumiraptorcount (dot) org
Jasper Wehrmann (University of Potsdam, Germany)
> Chairman
> Monitoring & Research
> Website

Batumi, Georgia
Tel. Georgia:  +995 558 739 675
jasper.wehrmann (at) batumiraptorcount (dot) org



Johannes Jansen (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
> Founder & Vice-Chairman
> Hunting and trapping
> Conservation
> Ecotourism

Ghent - Belgium
Tel. Belgium: +32 486 414 918
Tel. Georgia: +995 555 33 75 24
johannes.jansen (at) batumiraptorcount (dot) org


Folkert de Boer (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
> Member of the board
> Education

Hilversum, the Netherlands
tel. +31 6 18770321
folkert.deboer (at) batumiraptorcount (dot) org


Siranush Tumanyan (Acopian Center for Environment, Armenia)
> Member of the board
> Research
> Education

siranush.tumanyan (at) batumiraptorcount (dot) org


Research Coordinator
>Wouter Vansteelant (University of Amsterdam)






Sabuko Georgia Director

Brecht Verhelst (Edward Grey Institute, Oxford)
> Founder of BRC
> Advisor
> Fund raising




BRC Identification Consultant
Andrea Corso (Sicily)
> Identification coach on our count stations
> Raptor ID seminars and blog-posts
> Consultant in case of identification difficulties
> Aging and sexing specialist

andrea.corso (at) batumiraptorcount (dot) org



BRC Public Relations Manager: 
Filiep T'Jollyn (Belgium)
> run publicity campain
> printing of publicity material 
> representation of BRC during birding events 
> spreading news and volunteer calls
> managing social media

filiep.tjollyn (at) batumiraptorcount (dot) org


BRC Tourism & Visitations:
  Tiki Baghashvili (Batumi, Georgia)
> Hospitality and booking agent
> Homestay Management
> Communication Assistant
tel: +995 555 38 08 16
visit (at) batumiraptorcount (dot) org

© Batumi Raptor Count  2008 - 2014