Paul Goriup

Paul Goriup has a joint BSc in Botany and Zoology, and an MSc in Conservation Science (University College London).

Between 1982 and 1986, Paul was Conservation Director at the International Council for Bird Preservation (now BirdLife International), responsible for the management of over 300 projects aimed at saving birds all over the world. From 1984 to 2000, Paul served as the Chairman of the Bustard Specialist Group of the World Conservation Union, and continues his interest in bustard research and conservation to the present day.

In 1986, Paul founded the Nature Conservation Bureau Ltd, which is now among the largest private biodiversity management consulting companies in Britain. In 1996, Paul set up Fieldfare International Ecological Development plc to channel ethical investment for sustainable development in Eastern Europe.

One of Paul's main activities as a consultant over the last ten years has been helping to design management programmes for the Lower Danube region in Romania, Moldova and Ukraine, using funds provided by international agencies including the European Bank, World Bank and European Union.

There is probably no other Englishman with a deeper knowledge of the overall ecology of the Danube Delta area than Paul! However, he has more than a professional interest in birds: he has been birding for more than thirty years and remains an enthusiastic bird-finder. He knows where to see just about everything there is to see along the Danube.

Natasha Goriup

Natasha Goriup has a BSc in Biology from the University of Odessa. After graduating, she was assigned to the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve where she worked for 13 years as a plant ecologist and site manager; between 1992 and 1994 she served as Deputy Director and Head of the Science Department of the Biosphere Reserve.

In 1995, Natasha Goriup joined the Nature Conservation Bureau (UK) as a Project Manager, and gained experience of working on biodiversity issues within Ukraine, as well as Russia, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Abu Dhabi (UAE). Between 1997 and 2001, Natasha developed and managed the WWF Partners for Wetlands Project in Odessa, Ukraine.

At present, Natasha is a Director of Fieldfare International Ecological Development plc, with specific responsibility for supervising the activities of FIED's Ukrainian subsidiary,Salix.

Oksana Bubliy

Oksana Bubliy is qualified English teacher. Since 2002, Oksana has worked with Salix as a graphic designer, illustrator, and tour guide, specialising in cultural topics.


Salix Ltd, registered in Kilia, Odessa, no. 328588, is a Ukrainian subsidiary of FIELDFARE International Ecological Development plc.