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Marina Miquelle
Marina Miquelle is the administrator of WCS's Sikhote-Alin Research Center in Ternei. Her job is to keep the facility running, to manage events (training sessions, hosting guests) at the facility, and facilitating local relations.
Michiel Hotte
Project Leader, anti-fire and anti-poaching programs
Michiel Hоtte is a Dutchman with a master degree in economics from the University of Amsterdam. He has been involved in tiger and leopard conservation in the Russian Far East for more than 15 years. Michiel implements for WCS a fire management project in the habitat of the remaining 30 Amur leopards. Michiel also manages a project aimed at improving the protection of four protected areas that form core breeding habitat for Amur tigers. Michiel assists the protected areas in the introduction of a spatial patrol monitoring system.
Natalia Karp
Chief accountant WCS Russia
Natalia holds an M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics, as well a degree in Accounting and Auditing. She has experience designing and implementing software for accounting and purchasing departments as well as in network and servers administration. Since 2000 she has been working for WCS Russia as the Chief Accountant.
Nikolai Rybin
Capture and telemetry specialist, Siberian Tiger Project
Nikolai started working for the Hornocker Wildlife Institute’s Siberian Tiger Project (now part of WCS) in Sikhote-Alin Reserve in 1992. He has been trained in large mammal immobilization, and is now one of the leading specialists in the region, with extensive experience immobilizing Amur tigers, brown bears, and Asiatic black bears. Nikolai has assisted in scientific data collection, VHF radio-tracking, and GPS-tracking of collared Amur tigers and bears for nearly 20 years, and is a member of the human-tiger conflict resolution team that works throughout the province to mitigate conflicts.
Sergei Khramylev
Administrative Assistant
Sergei has been an assistant to the administrator of the Sikhote-Alin Research Center since 2007.
Tatiana Perova
Deputy Director
Tatiana Perova received a Masters Degree in English Language and Philology at the Far Eastern State University in 1982. She began volunteering for the Hornocker Wildlife Institute’s Siberian Tiger Project (now part of WCS) in 1993. Since 2000 she has been the Deputy Director of the WCS Russia office.
Vladimir Melnikov
Capture and telemetry specialist, Siberian Tiger Project
Vladimir began working as an inspector for Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve in 1979. In 1998 he started working for the Hornocker Wildlife Institute’s Siberian Tiger Project (now part of WCS) in Sikhote-Alin Reserve in 1999. Since 2000 Vladimir has been working for WCS as a technical consultant. Vladimir has extensive experience with camera-traps and radio-tracking, winter snow-tracking, and capture and immobilization of wild animals. He is always keen to share his knowledge with young specialists.
Yevgenii Gizhko
Mechanic and driver
Evgeniy has been working for the joint Sikhote-Alin Reserve and WCS's Siberian Tiger Project as a technical consultant since 2000.

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