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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...
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,...
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...
Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, listens to a question during a news conference (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Conservation Groups Urge Senate to Reject ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s nomination to be the next Secretary of State.

January 10, 2017
A broad coalition of more than 50 national organizations -- including groups focused on foreign policy, civil rights, climate, human rights, faith, labor, development and transparency issues -- sent...
Pacific Environment aims to mobilize the international community to protect Arctic peoples and wildlife. (Photo: Bryan & Cherry Alexander Photography/ArcticPhoto)

Hopeful News for Arctic Protection As We Head Into 2017

December 26, 2016
As 2016 ends and we look ahead to the challenges of 2017, I want to pause for a minute and share with you some encouraging news for the future...
Indigenous peoples across the Arctic practice traditional ways of life closely connected to the waters on which they rely for food. (Photo: Austin Ahmasuk)

Indigenous Leaders Need a Seat at the U.N. Table

December 23, 2016
“The anticipated increase in ship traffic in the Arctic is second in magnitude only to the initial arrival of European settlers on our shores.” When my friend Austin Ahmasuk,...