We nurture creative activism and leadership among local partners and their many community volunteers in the Pacific Rim. With every local win, we build people power to pressure for national and global action on today’s most pressing environmental challenges.

Nina Zaporotskaya, a native Kamchatkan started Lach, an organization dedicated to preserving and celebrating indigenous culture. (Photo: Pacific Environment)

The Power of Partnerships

January 31, 2017
Nina Zaporotskaya created an unlikely alliance between park rangers and indigenous groups to protect wild salmon. Nina Zaporotskaya is a salmon defender. And she is one of the reasons...
Eduard Zdor, director of the Chukotka Association of Traditional Marine Mammal Hunters, dedicates his life to protecting Arctic marine mammals sacred to the Chukotka. (Photo: Pacific Environment)

Arctic Peoples and Mammals in Crisis

January 30, 2017
Eduard Zdor protects walruses threatened by climate change and connects indigenous youth with their cultural traditions. Scientists and indigenous peoples noticed a disturbing trend among walrus populations in Chukotka...
Aleksei Gribkov, Russian environmentalist and forest protector. (Photo: Pacific Environment)

Courage Trumps Fear

January 30, 2017
Aleksei Gribkov defies government pressure and wins landmark legal victory for Russia’s environmental movement. Aleksei Gribkov did not back down when Russia’s state security agencies harassed him and his...
Sergei Berezniuk, director of the Phoenix Fund and a long-time partner of Pacific Environment dedicates his life in protecting endangered Siberian Tigers and the ecosystem in which they depend on.

Saving Russia’s Forest Starts with Protecting Its Big Cats

January 30, 2017
Sergei Berezniuk’s fight to protect the endangered Siberian tiger helps save an entire ecosystem. In the summer of 2012, eight Siberian tiger skins, including those of little tiger cubs,...
The farmer, pictured with his lawyer (left), who originally applied to the Anhui Provincial Environmental Protection Office for information disclosure. (Photo: Pacific Environment)

The People Vs. Environmental Destruction

January 30, 2017
Green Anhui’s precedent-setting cases bring justice to communities in China. Our partners are on the frontlines of environmental justice in China. In two precedent-setting cases, Green Anhui made sure...
Eugene Stoma with police apprehending a poacher. (Photo: Pacific Environment)

Special Ops Soldier Turned National Park Ranger

January 30, 2017
Eugene “Zhenya” Stoma is fighting two of the biggest threats to endangered Siberian Tigers and Amur leopards: poachers and forest fires. Zhenya grew up in southern Siberia, which is...