Conservation Investment Strategy for the Russian Far East

Date: 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 priorities to achieve important conservation successes in the Russian Far East and the Arctic in the next decade.

Over the past two years, Pacific Environment worked with a coalition of conservationists, community members, and foundation program officers to define the best opportunities to protect the natural treasures of the contemporary Russian Far East.

The resulting report presents the findings in three sections:

  1. A discussion of current conditions affecting conservation in the region, including systemic threats, legislation, politics, and international conservation policy.
  2. An overview of opportunities for real-world conservation successes in three high value ecosystems in the Russian Far East: ice ecosystems in Chukotka, salmon ecosystems on Sakhalin Island and the Kamchatka Peninsula, and the Amur River basin.
  3. A set of recommended strategic directions and best practices, presented in the form of case studies of past conservation initiatives.

This report has a wide range of applications. Practitioners will understand the primary conservation priorities in the region, thus enhancing opportunities for cross-organizational cooperation. Funders will use the report to identify the most promising projects to protect endangered wildlife and critical ecosystems. And people with a general interest in the region will see photos and read stories of a fascinating region and the people who dedicate their lives to protecting it.

View the executive summary

View the full report