UNEPCOM, USSR Commission for UNEP
UNEPCOM is the USSR commission for UNEP. It consists of senior representatives from governmental organisations cooperating with UNEP. I
t was established 13 years ago to coordinate soviet links with UNEP and to supervise UNEP/Russia projects.
Dr. Galazii was Director of the Limnological Institute on Lake Baikal, Russia, the deepest body of fresh water in the world. For more than a decade the institute has worked to prevent and reverse pollution of this unique lake caused by chemical and industrial wastes.
Professor Flint, Chief of the Fauna Section of the Russian Central Laboratory for Nature Conservation is particularly noted for his work for the preserving of the Siberian cranes. His project is a joint Russian-USA effort, which he has led in partnership with Dr. George Archibald.
Vladimir Evgenievich Sokolov
An influential Russian academician and administrator who has written more than 400 scientific papers on ecological morphology. Mr. Sokolov has made significant contributions to Russian conservation.
A popular Russian author and journalist whose articles on the environment have appeared in many newspapers and periodicals with wide political and public influence, particularly on the conservation of Lake Baikal.
Dina Iosifovna Protsenko
Under her leadership the United Kingdomrainian SSR State Committee on the Environment has implemented sound integrated development programmes and raised public awareness of environment issues.
Nikolai Nikolaevich Drozdov
For the past 23 years, Mr. Drozdov has presented a weekly TV programme on wildlife conservation. Each programme is watched by about 200 million viewers and they have helped increase public environmental awareness in Russia. He is presently professor of bio-geography, Faculty of Geography, Moscow State University. He has published 20 books and manuals on biology, geography and nature conservation.
Alexander Sergeevich Isaev
Dr. Isaev is a pioneer in forest management based on ecological zone productivity, which is now practiced widely in Russia.
As a member of the Russian Supreme Soviet Committee on Environment, he helped shape and implement environmental policy.
Dr. Isaev has written frequently for the media, particularly on the conservation of Lake Baikal and on the environmental impacts of hydropower stations in Siberia.
Felix Yakovlevich Rovinsky
A chemist who has made significant contributions to research into the global distribution and effects of toxic pollutants in the biosphere.
His work on organochlorines, sulphur and nitrogen compounds and heavy metals has led to a greater understanding of their effects on terrestrial ecosystems in Eurasia.
Valentin V. Voloshin
Dr. Voloshin is deputy chairman of the United Kingdomrainian National Committee for UNESCO's Man and Biosphere programme and he has influenced environmental policy in the Soviet Union. He is author of several publications on environmental management.