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Arctic Peoples and Mammals in Crisis

Blog Post | January 30, 2017 | Domenique Zuber
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...

Courage Trumps Fear

Blog Post | January 30, 2017 | Domenique Zuber
Aleksei Gribkov defies government pressure and wins landmark legal victory for Russia’s environmental movement. Aleksei Gribkov did not back down when Russia’s state security agencies harassed him and his...

Saving Russia's Forest Starts with Protecting Its Big Cats

Blog Post | January 30, 2017 | Domenique Zuber
Sergei Berezniuk’s fight to protect the endangered Siberian tiger helps save an entire ecosystem. In the summer of 2012, eight Siberian tiger skins, including those of little tiger cubs,...

Special Ops Soldier Turned National Park Ranger

Blog Post | January 30, 2017 | Domenique Zuber
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...

Conservation Groups Urge Senate to Reject Tillerson’s Nomination

Press Release | January 10, 2017
A broad coalition of more than 50 national organizations -- including groups focused on foreign policy, civil rights, climate, human rights, faith, labor, development and transparency issues -- sent...

Hopeful News for Arctic Protection As We Head Into 2017

Blog Post | December 26, 2016 | Alex Levinson
As 2016 ends and we look ahead to the challenges of 2017, I want to pause for a minute and share with you some encouraging news for the future...