On June 5 – the Russian Day of the Ecologist and the World Environment Day, the jury announced the winners of the Sixth Far Eastern Environmental Journalism Awards Taiga Alive – 2012, competition of nature protection journalism. We congratulate the winners and laureates! Продолжить
Nowadays, tigers and leopards are still hunted for their valuable body parts that are used in traditional Chinese medicine and for skins that are in high international demand. Moreover, it is common for hunters to poach tigers to eliminate competition for ungulates and habitat and for locals to kill tigers in retaliation for depredations on domestic animals such as dogs and cows.
Poaching is a serious threat for the survival of these cats. Продолжить
The Phoenix Fund and other public organizations of Russia defend Anuisky National Park Director Alexandre Samarin from attempts of some high officials to remove him from his post. Продолжить
On September 13, 2010 substantial financial support was sent to Anyuisky National Park’s bank account by the Phoenix Fund, Russian ecological NGO, that raised 12,189 rubles ($406) through its “HELP!” text donation campaign in the last two months. Продолжить
Yesterday Director of the Anyuisky National Park Alexander Samarin contacted Phoenix. Alexander explained why he could not go on with protection of the Park: “There only 1250 rubles (equivalent of $40) left on our bank account, and we are not able to pay for fuels to conduct anti-poaching patrols next month.” Продолжить