Over the last 20 years the founders of Rubicon Foundation have been working in the field of biodiversity conservation. Although they have global experience and understanding of the international issues surrounding nature conservation and development Rubicon's special expertise covers the European continent.
Rubicon fills a niche by focusing on site-based community work, and has a practical, action-oriented approach, thus bridging the gaps in knowledge and experience between countries. The geographical focus is on the Central and Eastern European countries, the Balkans and the Caucasus region. The team has worked in these countries for many years.
The Rubicon team uses their expertise on EU legislation to provide services and best practices for wise use of natural resources in the EU countries (in particular the “new” Member States). Although much of European conservation activity and finances is concentrated in Western Europe and in particular the EU countries most of
Europe ’s biodiversity is in the east.
The organization is registered under Dutch legislation as a Stichting (foundation), which is a not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors.
Stichting Rubicon is registered at the Kamer van Koophandel (Chamber of Commerce) of Centraal Gelderland with the No. 9162001.
Rubicon is a member of Planta Europa, the European Network of organizations committed to plant conservation.
The Rubicon Team consist of:
Canan Orhun, Managing Director
Ildiko Nagy, Financial Administrator
Mr. Selcuk Unver, Webmaster
Dr. Rob Bogers, Dr. Umberto Gallo-Orsi and Dr. Szabolcs Nagy are founding board members (June 2006).
Dr. Arzu Erdem from Turkey and Mr. Ramaz Gokhelashvili from Georgia joined the Rubicon Board in August 2006.