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The Altai Project’s mission is to protect nature and strengthen communities in Russia’s Altai Republic. Our goals are:

  • Biodiversity conservation and wildlife protection – Read more…
  • Supporting indigenous organizations in their efforts to restore and protect their traditional lands, lifeways, and languages – Read more…
  • Promoting renewable energy and environmentally sustainable design – Read more…
A snow leopard in Argut, Altai Republic (photo by S. Spitsyn)

Snow Leopard Conservation

The Snow leopard is considered endangered across its entire range in Central Asia, including in Russia. As of 2014, fewer than 100 snow leopards remain in Russia, mostly in the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion.

Parts of the horse diagram in Altaian language

Altaian Language

Altaian, divided into North Altaian and South Altaian is a closely-related group of Turkic languages. This article focuses on the language as spoken in Russia’s Altai Republic.

Immature Steppe eagle flying over steppe grassland. Photo by Igor Karyakin.

News in the Time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is a challenging and uncertain time for humans around the globe. We are seeing the ripples of tremendous and complex impacts and changes in our homes, our communities, and around the world. The same is true in the conservation world.