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Independent experts nominated by country party

Oleg I. Tsaruk

First name
Oleg I.
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
Animal Science
UN languages spoken


Job function
Executive Director
NGOs Networking/Conserv. Vertebrates Biodiversity
Telephone number
7 3712 913935
Work experience
* February 1997 to present: Law and Environment Eurasia Partnership/Weston, MA and Tashkent Central Asian Director. direct all projects of 501 G(3) umbrella group for Central Asian (Kazakstan, Kyrgyztan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) NGOs. EEP is dedicated to environmental and legal reform, sponsors conferences, develops projects, publications and monthly journal and provides financial, legal and technical support to indigenous NGOs. _x000D_
* January 1992-May 1996: Zoology Institute of the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences, Tashkent. UZ Research Scientist. Department of Ecological Monitoring, Terrestrial Vertebrate Group. Received promotion from Junior Research Scientist after one year. Researched the reptiles and amphibians of Uzbekistan and published several scientific papers. _x000D_
* September 1991-January 1992. State Forestry Committee, Tashkent, UZ. Head of Wild Animal Census Group. Conducted winter census of game animals and prepared recommendations for sustainab
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
* Zoology: Institute of the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences, Tashkent, UZ_x000D_
* Ph.D. studies in Biology. Finished all coursework for Ph.D. Dissertation research on Biology and IntraSpecies Systemics of the Steppe Agama (Trapelus sanguinolentus). _x000D_
* Leningrad State Pedagocial Institute, Leningrad, Russia (currently renamed: St. Petersburg Pedagogical University)._x000D_
* Undergraduate degree (B.S. equivalent) in natural sciences, Faculty of the Nature Studies, Leningrad State Pedagogical Institute.
Number of Publications
Publication titles
20 scientific articles in zoology (mostly herpetology) and biodiversity protection problems. About 50 publications in Uzbekistan and international bulletins, newspapers and magazines on nature protection issues in Central Asia, NGO development, and international cooperation.
Other activities
* RIOD (the Golobal NGO Network to Combat Desertification), Nairobi, Kenya. Member of RIOD- Central Asia Coordination Committee. May 1997 to present, interim Central Asia Focal Point January 1996 to May 1997. _x000D_
* International Canral Asian Biodiversity Institute (BIOSTAN). Bishkek, Kyrgystan, Executive Director. Nov. 1995 to Nov. 1997, _x000D_
* Aral Sea International Committee Sausalito, CA, USA. Co-founder, member of Advisory Board. 1991 to present._x000D_
* Socio-ecological Union. Moscow, Russi. Co- founder and individual member. 1989 to present._x000D_
* (LEEP) Law and Environment Eurasia Partnership. Weston, MA, USA. member of the Board of Advisors, 1994 to present._x000D_
* (SEN) Sacred Earth Network Petersham, MA, USA. Member of Advisory Board of Central Asia Telecommunication Project. 1996-1997._x000D_
* ECOLOG Tashkent, UZ. 1987 to present, Co-founder, Board of Directors (1987-1996)._x000D_
* Green Movement of USSR, Moscoy, USSR. Member Coordinating Committee. 1990 to 1992._x000D_
* ISAR formerly the I
Organisation name
International Central Asian Biodiversity Institute
Organisation street address
11a-10, Gaydar pr.,, 700105, 105
Organisation city
Organisation country