Ioulia GORELOVA coordinates the biodiversity conservation policy programme at the Biodiversity Conservation Centre. She is involved in public activities as co-chair of the Council of the International Socio-Ecological Union, executive secretary of the Russian National Committee of IUCTV, and official observer of European Environment Ecoforum in the Council for Pan-European Biological and Landscape Diversity Strategy (under UNEP and the Council of Europe). She has a master's degree in soil science and agrochemistry from Moscow State Lomonosov University (1993). The same year she was admitted to the requalification programme at the Institute of Management, Moscow State University.

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