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WWF-Russia appointed Dmitry Gorshkov as New Director

21 may 2020
Upon conclusion of the open tender, the Council of the Fund has appointed Dmitry Gorshkov, who headed the WWF-Russia Biodiversity Conservation Program over the past year and a half, to the position of director of the organization

"The bar is very high, leading the Fund today is a great responsibility as well as a great honor. WWF-Russia is an organization with a 25-year history, its own long-standing traditions, and approaches to work," says Dmitry Gorshkov, Director of WWF-Russia. "Its strength lies in its flexibility as well as the ability to respond quickly and adapt to changing conditions. We will seek and implement new approaches to achieving our goals while still maintaining our considerate science-driven approach to solving environmental problems."

Dmitry Gorshkov is a candidate of biological sciences, has been engaged in preserving Russian nature for more than 20 years.

Between 1999 and 2013, he first worked as a researcher at the Volga-Kama State Nature Reserve, later becoming its Deputy Director. From 2013 to 2018, he headed the Sikhote-Alin State Nature Reserve. Dmitry joined WWF-Russia in 2018 as the Director of Biodiversity Conservation Program.

Dmitry Gorshkov was awarded the Certificate of Merit from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation "For many years of diligent work and making a great personal contribution to the development of conservation and the system of special protected natural areas" as well as the badge "For Contribution to Preservation."

The tender for the position of Director of the Fund was announced in January 2020 after the Fund's previous director Igor Chestin was forced to resign due to health-related reasons, taking the position of WWF-Russia President. In accordance with the WWF-Russia Charter, the new director was appointed for a five-year period.

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Director of WWF-Russia