Nаtaliia is an Associated Professor at the State Ecological Academy of Postgraduate Education and Management in Ukraine. She specialises in adult environmental education and protected area management and promotes ideas and principles of heritage interpretation and sustainable development in Ukraine.
She holds a PhD degree in Biology, MSc degree in protected area management (Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria), and also graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine). She has been a scientific expert in the UNDP/GEF Project ‘Strengthening Governance and Financial Sustainability of the National Protected Area System in Ukraine’ (2008-2011).
Her involvement in heritage interpretation started in 2012 with activities related to conservation biology and nature interpretation within the framework of the MATRA/MAVA Project ‘Building capacity for biodiversity conservation in Ukraine: network and training support’ of the Ukrainian Environmental Club "Green Wave".  
In 2016, she participated in Interpret Europe`s Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) course and the CIG trainer course. In partnership with the US Forest Service and the National Association of Interpretation (NAI), she has coordinated a project on nature interpretation and organised the first CIG course in Ukraine. Her current interests also include arranging engaging heritage interpretation to facilitate pleasant and valuable visitor experiences.

Nataliia Gudkova is an Associate Professor of the State Ecological Academy of Postgraduate Education and Management (Kyiv, Ukraine). You can get in touch with her at: ngudkova@gmail.com

To cite this article:
Nataliia Gudkova (2017) ‘Nataliia Gudkova is IE’s new Country Coordinator for Ukraine’. In Interpret Europe Newsletter 1-2017, 30

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