In 2008, the Altai Project and more than 20 US nonprofits, individuals, and donors formed an international alliance to protect Russia’s Altai region.
The Altai Alliance includes Sacred Land Film Project (another Earth Island Institute member), Snow Leopard Conservancy, and other groups and concerned individuals.
Together, we work individually and collectively to promote and strengthen nature protection, sustainable resource use and development, and Indigenous communities in Altai. Currently the Altai Alliance comprises US-based nonprofits, scientists, and individuals. It also maintains a private listserve to share news and events and discussion.
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The Greater Altai Ecoregion is of global importance. Within that system, Russia’s Altai Republic is linked with Kazakhstan, China, and Mongolia.
Throughout its decades of work, The Altai Project has constantly refined and adjusted efforts to protect nature and strengthen communities in Altai and now beyond in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia.
Meet The Director
Jennifer Castner, director of The Altai Project, is fluent in Russian and has decades of experience in Siberia, the Russian Far East and Central Asia.