The Russian Far East, Siberia and Altai boast vast wilderness and iconic wildlife: tigers, leopards, bears and salmon. Local and indigenous groups defend the region’s natural and cultural treasures against fossil fuel extraction, reckless gold mining and illegal logging and educate the public on coal’s dangerous health harms.

Keeping the Amur River Wild and Free

Blog Post | December 12, 2014 | Pacific Environment
The Amur River is the largest, still free-flowing river in Asia, and its basin the most biodiverse region in Russia. But its vast forests, wetlands, and steppes, as well...

Our Top 7 Wins of 2014

Blog Post | December 8, 2014 | Alex Levinson
It has been a banner year for us and our local partners on the frontlines of environmental justice around the Pacific Rim. Here are seven accomplishments I’m especially proud...

Conservation Investment Strategy for the Russian Far East

Report | November 20, 2014
  Drawing on local expertise and lessons learned from the past 25 years, Pacific Environment’s report, Conservation Investment Strategy for the Russian Far East, establishes a forward-thinking set of...

New Strategies for Conservation Success in Russia

Blog Post | November 20, 2014 | Domenique Zuber
Russia’s Far East and Arctic are regions of unparalleled wilderness, rich in biodiversity and vast intact ecosystems. The region is also home to dozens of indigenous cultures, endangered wildlife,...

Walrus Haul-Outs on Beaches: Some Solutions

Blog Post | October 14, 2014 | Kevin Harun
In late September, about 35,000 walrus crowded together on a beach in northwest Alaska. This was not an isolated incident, but its sheer size attracted a lot of media...

Partner Wins 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize

Blog Post | April 28, 2014 | Alex Levinson, Executive Director
With all of the negative attention Russia is receiving in the news lately, it’s easy to overlook the many inspiring people who are fighting for social and environmental justice...