Oto Petřík


Project management assistant




The action conservational group “JARO” (the original historical name was “JAroměřští ROpáci”) established in 1985, consists nowadays of several basic organizations of the Czech Union of Nature Conservation and is involved in nature conservation through a variety of activities. We have begun to take care of valuable natural areas and we have been continuously taking care of some of these sites for over 30 years.


Oto Petřík comes from Broumov, a small town in Northeast Czechia, and studied zoology at the University of Hradec Králové. During his studies and even in his spare time, he has always focused on invertebrates, especially beetles and butterflies. He spends much of his time monitoring, collecting a even breeding beetles and butterflies and has always dreamed of exploring insects in Indonesia, central Africa and South America. Thanks to his Alma Mater, he started to think of the ways to protect these animals, and more importantly, to preserve the environment they live in, and started to look for a job that would suit that the best. That’s how he discovered the international conservation group JARO, where he met people that are so dedicated to act for this cause despite often very desperate measures.

Although he has been here for a very short time so far, he has already learned so much new about actual nature protection. He’s also learned some of the struggles of an everyday working life of these people which makes him admire their effort even more.

#followapollo and the efforts of our team! Combined skills in breeding, conservation of habitats, research, environmental education, and project management constitute a great combination for the success of our LIFE project.

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