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Steppe eagle "Kenzhik" with a GPS tracker, soaring

Raptor conservation in Eurasia

The Altai Project works with local partners to systematically study and protect raptors in Russia and Kazakhstan.

Mountain trekking in Altai

Wild Altai volunteer fieldwork

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

Two snow leopard kittens tumbling playfully on a rocky slope

Snow Leopard conservation in Russia: a timeline

The Altai Project has invested more than $210,000 in snow leopard conservation in Russia to date (largely 2010-2015, but continuing today). We pooled expertise with other international institutions involved in protecting this big cat. To expand on the saying “many hands make light work,” many hands also strengthen the work by contributing funds, scientific and…

Snow Leopard Conservation

The Snow leopard is endangered across its entire range in Central Asia, including in Russia. Snow leopard conservation and science are important tools in saving the species.

Camel nomads walking past in Mongolian Altai

Preserving Altai Cultural & Natural Heritage

Read about our recent initiative to protect the cultural and natural heritage of Greater Altai

Supporting Natural Building & Alternative Energy in Altai

We have focused significant resources on supporting and promoting the use of natural building techniques and alternative energy technologies in Altai Republic.

Director’s Note – We need your support now!

We are urgently seeking $25,000 to support anti-poaching patrols in Argut – critical snow leopard habitat. Please make a gift to snow leopards!

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

Archive – Keeping pipelines off Ukok (2011)

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.

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Help grassroots conservation efforts in Altai, Altaian indigenous peoples, public education and outreach in Altai and abroad, and efforts to protect sacred sites and cultural monuments.

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