Meet the team: Michiel

We still haven’t introduced Michiel.

Michiel has been fascinated by nature since his young age. As a continuation of his passion graduated as a biologist at Hasselt university. In 2013 he started working as a biologist at Nature Rescue Centre (NRC) Opglabbeek. Besides his passion for birds, Michiel focuses on monitoring moths. Moths might be a relativelu unknown species group in Nechisar National Park, giving great merit to Michiels presence on this expedition. At the NRC Michiel is head of Herpetology. The experience in handling and identifying, especially exotic reptiles, gives us the opportunity to focus on this species group too.

Africa Museum (Tervuren)

On Friday Eddy and Ruben went to the Africa Museum in Tervuren. Their objective was to study Ethiopian Nightjars. We practised the identification of these nightjars using the sketches Eddy had made after our visit to Tring Natural History Museum.


Environmental Education

At the weekend Zsófi gave a lecture to 80 children on birds, especially on nightjars and told them the story about the Solala Expedition.



Thank you to the Juszku Family, who organized the program and support Zsófi!

Meet the team: Frederik

Fre Spanje Extremadura omg. Facinas/ La Janda september 2013

Frederik has been passionate about wildlife since his childhood. He graduated as a biologist at Antwerp University in 2007 and started working as a biologist at Nature Rescue Centre Opglabeek. Frederik presents a TVshow “Animals in troubles” (“Dieren in Nesten”) on Belgian television. During his show he made an expedition to find Europes Big 5, searched for Lynx in Belgium and visited peoples homes to find mysterious animals. As a zoologist Frederik hopes to discover many mammals and other animals during this though, but unique expedition.

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