Altai Steppe and Foothills
Located in the heart of southwestern Siberia, the Altai steppe lands and foothills are a unique and beautiful landscape and a focal point for conservation and sustainable development in Siberian Russia.
The Ukok Plateau is home to thousands of sacred sites, prehistoric rock paintings (petroglyphs) left by various ancient civilizations that lived in this area. Currently, Pacific Environment is supporting a local indigenous knowledge expert and historian Maya Erlenbaeva to map sacred sites on the Ukok Plateau.
Katun Dam: Old problems, new solutions
Planned large hydroelectric dams, especially on the Katun River, continue to threaten the overall environment and sustainable development of Republic of Altai and Altai Krai.
Altai Dam on Katun River
Altai Dam construction on Katun River in Chemal
Altai Pipeline: Threatening the Ukok Plateau
Altai gas pipeline through the Ukok Plateau