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My Internship in Altai

My name is Audrey Jost, and I am from France and I study Biology and Ecology. During the last year of my Master’s degree program, I went to Russia for 4 months to work on felid conservation. Thanks to Jennifer Castner and The Altai Project’s help, I was accepted to participate in an internship at […]

Graduate internship in snow leopard research

Enjoy this video created by The Altai Project’s intern, Audrey Jost. In it, she documents her collaboration with snow leopard expert Sergei Spitsyn and his team at Altaisky State Nature Reserve. You can read her article about her time in Altai here. 

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Mining is risky business in Altai

Mining for gold, copper, and other metals in Altai is on the rise due to rising commodity prices, interest from Chinese investors and international mining companies, and scarce availability. Most of Altai’s metal and mineral deposits are relatively modest in size. Where is mining occurring? Alluvial gold has been placer mined since ancient times in […]