Sergei Spitsyn, Mergen Markov, and Danil Mamyev are wonderful examples of perseverance in the face of tremendous challenge.
This past February, several teams totaling 25 trackers, rangers, and experts documented that these cats, one of Russia’s most endangered species, are still roaming the area.
Native Americans share genetic markers linking them directly back to ancient peoples who lived in the greater Altai region 20,000-25,000 years ago.
Because of you, we are able to distribute more support to our Altaian partners and expand our fundraising and international reach.
In Altaian the name literally means “lake with a belly button “, and the lake has a small island in its center that is an important wildlife refuge for endangered waterbirds.
Blending nature and conservation with traditional knowledge is the goal of the AruSvaty Educational Center for Traditional Altaian Wisdom.