Steppe eagle "Kenzhik". Photo by Nirav Bhat

Raptor Conservation in Altai

The Altai Project has been supporting the study and protection of endangered raptors like the Saker falcon, eastern imperial eagle, and steppe eagle since 2010.

Steppe eagle with tracker

Altaian Raptors in Action

Here are some images of Altai’s many different raptor species and a few other special appearances.

A snow leopard in Argut, Altai Republic (photo by S. Spitsyn)

Saving Snow Leopards

The Snow leopard is considered endangered across its entire range in Central Asia, including in Russia. As of 2014, fewer than 100 snow leopards remain in Russia, mostly in the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion.

The team is ready to go!

Wild Altai Expeditions

Learn about volunteer opportunities to conduct field work in Russian Altai.

IMG_7360 3 binocs in a row

Ending the year on a high note

2018 did not go as expected. Given global politics, we had anticipated a very difficult year; instead we’ve had one of our most successful years to date.