ZHURAVCHAK Rostyslav (18.07.1984, Rovno) – biologist-zoologist (ornithology and entomology), deputy director of the research activities of the Rivne Nature Reserve (since 2010).

During 1991-2001 he studied in Rivne School № 27. Between 2001 and 2006 – a student of the Department of Zoology, Biological Faculty, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Completed education at the university received a diploma with honors. During the years 2007-2011 – Postgraduate Department of Zoology, University of Lviv.

From 2006 to 2008 – a zoologist of the Rivne Natural Reserve, from 2008 to 2010 – Research Associate, since 2010 – Deputy Director for Scientific Activities of the Rivne Nature Reserve.

His research interests: include regional and faunistic rarity (mostly – Ornithology, Entomology), ringing of birds, mapping and monitoring nests of storks and raptors, monitoring, management and development of a network of protected areas.

More than 30 publications, including: Features of passing the initial stages of autumn migration in terms of the Eurasian Penduline Tit of Ukrainian Roztochchya during 2000-2005 (Reserve business in Ukraine, 2006); Accounting dead of fauna on the roads as an alternative of stationary research (Proceedings of the conference "Values and Perspectives patient studies for biodiversity conservation." Lviv, 2008); Natural Areas of Rivne region (Rivne, 2008, co-author); Black Stork Ciconia nigra (L.) in the Rivne Region (Proceedings of the conference "Preservation and restoration of biodiversity of protected areas." Sarny , 2009, co-author); Condition and rarity study component entomofauna Rivne Nature Reserve and adjacent areas (Scientific Bulletin of the Uzhgorod University, 2011); By studying the fauna of the projected Nobelskyy National Park (Reserve business in Ukraine, 2012, co-author); Avifauna Ramsar site "Peat-marsh massif Perebrody" (Proceedings of the Conference "Ecology of wetlands and peatlands", Kyiv, 2013, co-authored).

Vice President of the Westukrainian Ornithological Society, chairman Sarnensky department NGO "Western-Ukrainian Ornithological Station", member of the Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds, the Association of Protected Areas of Ukraine. Member and Head of ornithological field camp NGO "WUOS» «Avosetta», member of the regional program of natural reserve fund of the Rivne Region (2007), the project "Conservation of forest species of birds of prey Ukrainian Polessya" (2008), a national project to establish national parks "Nobelskyy" (2010-2011), the International Program for the Conservation of black storks «Ciconia-Ukraine» (from 2010).