Laura Williams and husband Igor Shpilenok have been conserving Russian nature for over a decade. Laura has a Master's degree in Conservation Biology from Yale and worked at WWF-Russia. Igor founded and directed the Bryansk Forest Nature Reserve in western Russia. They travel throughout Russa, documenting the Russian wilderness, but they make their home in the village of Chukrai, Bryansk region. She blogs at llorax.livejournal.com.
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