People on the Move

Mr. Richard Baerg has left the IMFNS and will be pursuing a new career as an expert consultant in forestry.  As many of you know, Richard made a significant contribution over the last five years to the development of model forests internationally.  We all wish Richard the best in his new endeavours and we have no doubt that Richard’s work will see him involved in IMFN activities in the future.

Peter Besseau, formerly with the McGregor Model Forest, is now working in the IMFNS as the Senior Program Officer covering Russia, Australia and Asia.

Early in 1999, Mr. Luis Poot Chan assumed the role of  General Manager of the Calakmul Model Forest. Mr. Poot Chan comes to the MF program with extensive experience in forestry and social development projects.

After four successful years with the Gassinski MFA, Mr. Evgeny Zabubenin has moved on to become the Russian coordinator of the McGregor MFA’s CIDA -sponsored project for the Nanaiski Raion. 

Mr. Dmitri Pevin has assumed Mr. Zabubenin’s former position as Gassinski’s Project Manager.