Wind power and raptors

Eastern imperial eagle (photo by I. Karyakin)

The connection between wind power and raptors is surprisingly complex. Wind power generation stations, or “farms”, offer renewable, low-pollution energy and are an important tool for combating the climate crisis.  However, these wind farms have a number of environmental consequences, including killing an estimated 681,000 birds/year in the United States alone in 2021. Given the…

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My Internship in Altai

My name is Audrey Jost, and I am from France and I study Biology and Ecology. During the last year of my Master’s degree program, I went to Russia for 4 months to work on felid conservation. Thanks to Jennifer Castner and The Altai Project’s help, I was accepted to participate in an internship at…

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Graduate internship in snow leopard research

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

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National Park expansion a reality?

Would conversion of the regional Ukok Quiet Zone into a federal protected area present a more significant barrier to the Altai pipeline’s construction?

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