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.

“In the Russian Far East, it’s easier to meet a poacher than a tiger.”

Blog Post | December 21, 2012 | Galina Angarova
Poaching is the principal threat to the Siberian tigers’ survival. The animals are killed in retaliation for attacking cattle and as hunting trophies. There is also demand for their...

Courage Trumps Fear

Blog Post | October 29, 2012 | Galina Angarova
Aleksey Gribkov did not back down when Russia’s state security agencies harassed him and his organization to drop a lawsuit that ended up becoming a landmark legal victory for...

Taking the Temperature of U.S.-Russia Relations

Blog Post | October 29, 2012 | Evan Sparling
You’ve heard the news: Non-governmental organizations in Russia that receive funding from abroad must now register as “foreign agents.” An American presidential candidate considers Russia to be America’s “number...

Siberian Tiger Family Killed in Primorye, Russia

Blog Post | September 28, 2012 | Domenique Zuber
Eight Siberian tiger skins, including those of little tiger cubs, were recently seized from a resident of Arseniev town in Primorye in the Russian Far East. The culprit is...

Russian Community Seeks Resettlement for Sakhalin II Project

Press Release | July 31, 2012
Today, residents living adjacent to a highly polluting liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) plant and oil and gas export terminals on Sakhalin Island, Russia, filed a complaint against Royal...

Russian Environmental Hero Dmitry Lisitsyn Wins Goldman Award

Press Release | April 11, 2011
Pacific Environment is pleased to announce that Dmitry Lisitsyn has been awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize – one of the most prestigious environmental awards in the world. Lisitsyn is...