People have a right to healthy, sustainable livelihoods and cultural self-determination. We collaborate with local people to protect traditional economies and create new ways to safeguard the natural resources traditional economies depend on.

The U.N. Maritime Chief Visited Alaska—And This Is What Happened

March 24, 2017
Do you ever wonder what advocacy at the highest international levels actually looks like? Well, I’ve been working in this field for over 30 years and I can tell...

The True Cost of Oil Spills

February 9, 2017
The Arctic hosts one of the world’s most productive and most pristine marine environments.  An oil spill of heavy fuel oil, which could devastate this fragile world and destroy...

The Power of Partnerships

January 31, 2017
Nina Zaporotskaya created an unlikely alliance between park rangers and indigenous groups to protect wild salmon. Nina Zaporotskaya is a salmon defender. And she is one of the reasons...

Arctic Peoples and Mammals in Crisis

January 30, 2017
Eduard Zdor protects walruses threatened by climate change and connects indigenous youth with their cultural traditions. Scientists and indigenous peoples noticed a disturbing trend among walrus populations in Chukotka...

Special Ops Soldier Turned National Park Ranger

January 30, 2017
Eugene “Zhenya” Stoma is fighting two of the biggest threats to endangered Siberian Tigers and Amur leopards: poachers and forest fires. Zhenya grew up in southern Siberia, which is...

A Story of Grasslands Villagers Designing Their Own Development – With a Very Happy Ending

December 9, 2016
A few months ago, the people of Karlsi, a small village high in China’s Tibetan Plateau, refused a lucrative offer from a construction firm eager to build roads and...