The Altai Project’s mission is to protect nature and strengthen communities in Russia’s Altai Republic. Our goals are:

  • Biodiversity conservation and wildlife protection – Read more…
  • Supporting indigenous organizations in their efforts to restore and protect their traditional lands, lifeways, and languages – Read more…
  • Promoting renewable energy and environmentally sustainable design – Read more…
Mergen Markov (photo by F. Koopmans)

Former Poacher Receives Disney Conservation Hero Award

The Altai Project is thrilled to announce that Altai’s newest snow leopard protector, Mergen Markov, a former poacher, has been honored with a Disney Conservation Hero Award from Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF)!

Ice formations on a river

On Our Mind

Plans for 2015 – Pipelines, mining, raptor and snow leopard conservation, and much more!


On Our Mind

We at The Altai Project remain deeply concerned about potentially irreversible damage to sacred lands and complex ecosystems.