Preserving Indigenous Communities' Way of Life
Protecting Sacred Sites of Altai
Fighting Big Oil and Big Coal to Protect Endangered Animals
The Last Great Wild:
Growing Environmental Stewardship in Siberia and the Russian Far East
The immense social and political upheaval Russia has experienced in the 1990s put a tremendous strain on the economy, and in response the Russian government approved large-scale natural resource extraction projects across previously untouched areas of the Russian Far East and Siberia. Today, Russian and international companies continue to exploit the country's oil, gas, mineral, timber, and marine resources at an alarming pace to capitalize on the high international market value of these goods.
The people of Siberia and the Russian Far East and their hundreds of indigenous communities have a deep love and respect for their land and beautiful environments, with many relying on local natural resources and biodiversity. That is why strong local organizations and communities comprised of proactive and committed citizens are the best stewards of their environment. Pacific Environment partners with local groups throughout Siberia and the Russian Far East to create sustainable environmental changes to benefit our shared northern Pacific home.