The WWF Arctic Programme

Sergey Rafanov

Head, Kamchatka-Bering Sea Ecoregional office


Sergey was born in Rostov region, on the shore of the river Don. As a student he collected folklore with philologists, digged antiquities with archaeologists and, unexpectedly for himself, as a volunteer, found himself in Kamchatka with environmentalists.

He was struck by the beauty of this remote region and since then has come back here again and again.

It was WWF that opened up new horizons for me, and made me come to Kamchatka as the head of the regional office.