The Russian Far East, Siberia and Altai boast vast wilderness and iconic wildlife: tigers, leopards, bears and salmon. Together with local and indigenous partners, we defend the region’s natural and cultural treasures against fossil fuel extraction, reckless gold mining and illegal logging. We also educate the public on coal’s dangerous health harms to curb mining and burning.

UN Agency Approves Bering Strait Shipping Route

In the News | June 3, 2018 | Shady Grove Oliver | Anchorage Daily News
The United Nations agency responsible for marine safety standards last week approved a set of two-way shipping routes through the Bering Strait. The routes were proposed to the International...

IMO Approves US-Russia Plan for Bering Strait Shipping Lanes

In the News | May 25, 2018 | Yereth Rosen | Arctic Today
The Bering Strait, where vessel traffic is increasing as Arctic sea ice retreats, will have designated shipping lanes and island buffer zones to protect the marine environment and the...

New Shipping Lanes Are Drawn Up off Alaska

In the News | May 29, 2018 | Margaret Kriz Hobson | Scientific American
Early this month, the Colorado-based National Snow and Ice Data Center reported that winter sea ice levels in the Bering Sea had dropped to a record low level for...

IMO Designates Shipping Routes Through Bering Strait

In the News | May 25, 2018 | Kortnie Horazdovsky | KTUU
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – Shipping routes through the Bering Strait have been approved by the International Maritime Organization, bringing standardized routes to the area as marine traffic in the Arctic...

IMO Approves Bering Strait Shipping Routes

In the News | May 25, 2018 | Dan Joling | The Seattle Times
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An international agency that sets standards for marine safety has approved two-way shipping routes into the Arctic Ocean through the Bering Strait. The International Maritime...

A Rare Win for Eco-Activists in Siberia

Blog Post | May 22, 2018 | Innokenty Grekov, Russia Program Associate
Something unheard of happened in Siberia last month: A district court canceled a permit for a new open-pit coal mine. The big winner? The environment. In 2016, the provincial...