Graduate internship in snow leopard research

Enjoy this video created by The Altai Project’s 2016 intern, Audrey Jost. In it, she documents her collaboration with a local snow leopard expert and his team at Altaisky State Nature Reserve. You can read her article about her time in Altai here.

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Altai leaders in Hawaii – 2016

Two Altaian indigenous delegates fascinated by all stages of the coconut palm's development.

Enjoy a brief tour of The Altai Project’s participation in a “‘No Go’ zones in sacred landscapes” international delegation to Maui, Kaho’olawe, and Oahu Islands and the IUCN-World Conservation Congress in August and September 2016. Read more about the event¬†here.

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Altai Culture & History

A variety of local indigenous culture and history photos, with a few shots of traditional Russian culture as well.

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Horses and tires

I took this picture in 2005. We were on a long road trip, making site visits with partners, and this picture was taken somewhere in eastern Altai Krai. The sign says “Tire Repair…Balancing.” Horses are an essential mode of transportation across much of Siberia. In Altai, the landscape is often remote and mountainous, and there…

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Farewell, Teletskoye

The morning started off overcast, but settled on partly sunny during breakfast. Seven of us set out from Yailyu for a six-kilometer hike to the top of the nearest ridge. We were accompanied by two rangers, one armed with a rifle to protect us from bears. Yailyu villagers and zapovednik staff have a complicated relationship…

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