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Suren Gazaryan Goldman Environmental Prize Awarded In 2014

Suren Gazaryan

Suren Gazaryan

Award Name : Goldman Environmental Prize

Year of Award : 2014

Award for : Environment

Location : Krasnodar, Voronezj, Russia


Suren Gazaryan was born on July 8, 1974, in Krasnodar.In 1996, Suren Gazaryan graduated from the Kuban University (specialization "Biology"), and in 2001, he completed his postgraduate studies at the Institute of Ecology and Evolution named after A. N. Severtsov of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), where he defended his thesis.In the period from 2004 till 2012, Suren Gazaryan worked at the Institute of Ecology of Mountain Territories of the Kabardino-Balkarian Scientific Centre of the RAS. More than 60 of his scientific papers were published.Since 1999, Suren Gazaryan is engaged in ecological activities.

 In 2004, he became a member of the public organization "Ecological Watch for Northern Caucasus", and since 2007, he is a member of its Board. He took an active part in the campaigns against the construction of Olympic facilities in Sochi and against the construction of roads to residences of the Presidential Administration in the Caucasian reserve and the reserve of "Bolshoi Utrish".He received Goldman Environmental Prize in 2014 for An internationally recognized bat expert and zoologist, Suren Gazaryan led multiple campaigns exposing government corruption and illegal exploitation of federally protected forestland along Russia’s Black Sea coast.


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