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Steppe eagle soaring (photo by A. Barashkova)

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.

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.

Looking south across the Ukok Plateau toward China (Photo by J. Castner)

Keeping Pipelines Off Ukok

The 2600-km pipeline would stretch through sensitive landscapes and communities in Altai Republic and then cross the Ukok Plateau into China across the 54-km wide stretch of Russia-China border in central Siberia.