Mosolov Vladimir Ilyich

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Mosolov Vladimir Ilyich

was born in 1958 in the Ryazan region.

In 1980 he graduated from Kirov Agricultural Institute. He was trained as a «Game Biologist».

In January 1982 he began working at the Kronotsky State Reserve as a forest technician in Ozyorno-Kronotsky forest, and in May 1983 he transferred to the Reserve's Department of Research as a research fellow.

In 1987 he became a senior research fellow.

From May 1998 to the present, he has worked as the Reserve's Deputy Director of Scientific Research and led the Reserve's Department of Research.

During twenty-five years of work in the Reserve, he has conducted an enormous amount of ecological and biological field work concerning the territory's animals; he has mastered field techniques of scientific research.

His scientific interests lie in ecology and protection of Kamchatka's hoofed wild animals. He is the author of more than thirty scientific and popular science articles about the problems of protecting hoofed animals and about sanctuary work, and he participates in many international conferences.

He heads the Reserve's Department of Research; organizes and leads field research, office work, editing and preparing for publication the Reserve's «Nature Chronicles», scientific publications and staff monographs; participates in the implementation of technical studies and training of laboratory and technical stuff of the Reserve and state inspectors from the Department of Law Enforcement. He regularly consults as an expert on various environmental projects around the Kamchatkan territory.

He was directly involved in designing and creating many specially protected natural territories (“Bighorn Coast,” South Kamchatka nature park, Nalychevsky nature park, salmon reserves).

Did You Know

The Valley of the Geysers, like a few other unique natural landscapes, was not even known at the time of the Reserve's establishment in 1934