Altai Alliance

Altai Alliance

In 2008, the Altai Project and over twenty US nonprofits, individuals, and donors formed an international alliance to protect Russia’s Altai region.

The Altai Alliance includes EII’s Sacred Land Film ProjectSnow Leopard Conservancy, Altai Assistance Project, Altai Mir University and numerous 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 the Altai Republic.

Currently the Altai Alliance is mainly comprised of US-based nonprofits, individuals, and foundations. Thanks to generous support from the Weeden Foundation, the Alliance meets annually in the San Francisco Bay Area and welcomes additional members committed to the same goals. It also has a private listserve to share news and events and for collaborative projects.

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Why Altai?

The Greater Altai Ecoregion is of global importance. Within that system, Russia’s Altai Republic is linked with Kazakhstan, China, and Mongolia.

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Our History

Throughout 17+ years of its existence, The Altai Project has constantly refined and adjusted its work to protect nature and strengthen communities in Altai.


Meet The Director

Jennifer Castner, the director of The Altai Project, is fluent in Russian and has traveled extensively in Siberia, the Russian Far East, Ukraine and Europe.

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