WWF International honored the achievements of the Far Eastern colleagues
Yury Darman, director of WWF Russia Amur branch. Born in the city of Blagoveschensk in Amurskaya Province, graduated from the Irkutsk Agricultural Institute majoring in wildlife biology, PhD. He spend 9 years working at Khingansky Nature Reserve starting as laboratory assistant to deputy director for science, after that he continued research studies on mammals of Priamurye in the Amursky Scientific Center of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, including migration of roe deer and impact of hydro power plants on wildlife.
He joined WWF in 1999 as a coordinator on protected areas, since 2001 became a head of WWF Russia Amur branch. In 2005 he was awarded a diploma of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia, in 2008 marked as an honorable worker for nature conservation. He is also a chairman of the Public Council of Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources in Far Eastern region, co-chairman of Scientific Social Council of Steering Committee on sustainable development of Amur River basin. The author of more than 170 research papers including a number of monographs.