My name is Tatiana Ivannikova. I am a wildlife trade project coordinator based in Russia. I lead research of wildlife trafficking in Russia, communicating with zoologists, lawyers, cybercrime experts, customs officers and authorities responsible for implementing CITES policy. The research will tell about the most vulnerable species affected by the trade and regulation loopholes, which fuel illegal trafficking . Since my work is carried out in an office, I spend my free time with wildlife in the field. I have taken part in an expedition following snow leopards, planting forests, and raising childrens awareness about conservation.
My passion in wildlife conservation is delivering a message to people about the crucial importance of wildlife. I am inspired to be the voice of nature and tool of wildlife conservation. This inspiration comes to me from Gerald Durrell’s statement about conservation as “one of the most necessary things in a world full of unnecessary activities”.
I’m excited to meet allies from around the world who speak for wildlife a thousand miles from me and have unique experience at Y4WC forum and CITES CoP. The teamwork will make conservationists united and powerful to save wildlife.