Ihor has a PhD in Forestry (Forest Planting) and is a Corresponding Member of Forestry Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
Ihor is very well experienced in Forest Field Monitoring, including drone navigation, and other Forestry Research topic. He works at the Research Department of the Ukrainian National Forestry University since 2008. His active engagement in civil society movement to protect forests from illegal logging started in 2017 while helping to manage the Forest Watch project.
Ihor is working on supervising, planning, and helping to implement the project activities in the field and organizing other events.