Former Staff of the Ramsar Convention Bureau
Intern/Assistant to the Regional Coordinator for Europe
Latvia; joined the Bureau in 2000
Pursuing an MSc degree at the University of Latvia with a thesis on Guidelines for elaboration of management plans for protected areas in Latvia, Ms Racinska also has a BSc in Biology from the same institution and is a graduate of the International Course on Wetland Management (WATC, RIZA) in Lelystad, The Netherlands, 1999. She has recently served as 'Director Assistant' in the Latvian Fund for Nature and has had a good deal of experience with management planning for Latvian wetlands, particularly the Lake Engure Ramsar site. She also has experience in organizing meetings and seminars, including the 3rd Ramsar Pan-European regional meeting held in Riga in 1998. She speaks Latvian, Russian, and English fluently.
Working for the Latvian Fund for Nature and acting as guide to the Bureau's Tobias Salathé on his visit to Latvia, July 2003
With Carlos Villalbla at the Ramsar European Regional Meeting in Bled, Slovenia, October 2001
At the Skocjan Caves Ramsar site in Slovenia, October 2001
Welcomed to the Ramsar Bureau by Tobias Salathé, Regional Coordinator for Europe, and Alexander Belokurov, her predecessor as Assistant for Europe.
At a welcoming get-together in the Bureau, November 2000, framed by Sandra Hails and Margarita Astralaga.
In the Ramsar Bureau, January 2001
At Marco Flores' Hallowe'en party, October 2000, discussing European Ramsar sites with Alexander Belokurov.
Inga (center) prepares to destroy the Geneva Escalade soup pot and fulfill her chocolate mission