UPDATED 15 May – This trip is now closed to new travelers. We will announce the 2014 program schedule in late 2013.
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Every year, The Altai Project conveys over $27,000 in small grants to local conservation and indigenous groups and protected areas working in Altai Republic. Some ...
The Snow leopard (Uncia uncia) is considered endangered (IUCN, 2008) across its entire range in Central Asia, including in Russia. As of 2012, just 70-90 ...
The Altai gas pipeline is a proposed natural gas pipeline to export natural gas from Russia’s western Siberia to northwestern China. It will travel from northern ...
Last heard about on this website in March 2011, Mongol is in the news once again. He was captured in March 2013 in Sayano-Shushensky Nature Reserve to receive a new satellite-tracking collar and to undergo a veterinary exam and have samples collected.
Here are a few pictures from the beautiful expedition The Altai Project participated in along with SUNY-ESF, Altaisky Nature Reserve, and WWF-Altai-Sayan. We hiked down the stunning but isolated middle Argut River to visit cabins frequented by local herders, hunters, and poachers and to investigate the area’s potential for hiking tourism.
Altai Republic takes several steps to push the Altai pipeline project ahead despite the absence of a signed agreement between Russia and China and many questions concerning the legality of these moves. Click to read more of this update.
Urgent Funding Need!
Donate now to replace $25,000 for anti-poaching patrols this winter. Grant canceled due to Russian political pressure.
- Nature and biodiversity conservation
- Promoting renewable energy and environmentally sustainable design
- Supporting indigenous organizations in their efforts to restore and protect their traditional lands and lifeways
- Assist our Altai partners' efforts to strengthen conservation and anti-poaching measures, manage tourism effectively and create strategies for long-term protection of sensitive areas
- Support local campaigns against potentially destructive development projects such as dams, roads and pipelines
- Offer training and information on renewable energy technologies, energy efficient design, and the use of natural building materials
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