Youth Exchange in Armenia

Originally posted in summer 2014 Look East Wild Earth volunteers took part in an Eco Photo youth exchange project held in Stepanavan, Northern Armenia from May 30 to June 7. Funded by Youth in Action and hosted by the Stepanavan Youth Centre, volunteers Tamara Gray, Nick Baily, Giulia Cardoso and Matilda Becker joined 24 other […]

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Youth and Environment Europe: The Czech Republic and beyond

Originally posted in summer 2014 Jess spent a year in Prague with our partner Youth and Environment Europe (YEE), an international network that supports young people who are active in environmental protection. It has many member organisations across Eastern Europe and in Russia. “This has been a good year for me and I am so […]

Caucasus Environmental Network: Volunteering in Georgia

Originally posted in autumn 2013 by Gabrielle Fenton After finishing my degree in Social Anthropology in the UK, I went to Georgia for one year. I went there as an EVS (European Volunteer Service) volunteer to work with a regional environmental organisation called CENN, the Caucasus Environmental NGO Network. I still remember arriving in Tbilisi, […]

Our volunteer makes a film about a Karelian NGO and forest conservation

Originally posted in summer 2013 Funded by the European Voluntary Service scheme, Liza Derentchenko spent 8 months in 2012-3, working with SPOK, the Karelian Regional Nature Conservancy, on conservation of high value and old growth forests. As part of her project, she made a short video about the work of her host organisation:

Film Screening: An evening in the Siberian Forest

Originally posted in October 2012 FILM SHOWING: Thurs 8th December 2012. Doors @ 7pm, films @ 7.30pm Green Lens Studio, 4a Atterbury Road, London N4 1SF £5 donation As part of the International Year of the Forest, Look East Wild Earth will be showing two eye-opening documentaries at the wonderful Green Lens cinema in Haringey, […]

Volunteering the Siberian Ecological Centre

Originally posted in the spring 2011 newsletter by Rebecca Roby The Siberian Ecological Center (Sib-Eco Center) is a lively and highly motivated environmental NGO based in Siberia, Novosibirsk. This is where I am currently volunteering as an ‘Eco Warrior’ whilst also studying part time at the university. First let me divulge a little about the […]

Georgia: Deforestation and Kvemo Svaneti

Originally posted in the spring 2011 newsletter by Humfrey Legge Kvemo Svaneti is located in the north-west of Georgia and borders the disputed, and currently Russian-controlled, Abkhazia. The region, one of the most beautiful and biologically diverse in a country famed for its beauty and biological diversity, is home to the Svanetian people. Svans, despite […]

Conflicts in the Russian Far East: Forests, tigers and the Udege people

Originally posted in the spring 2011 newsletter by Katy The Udege Legend National Park is situated in the Krasnoarmeiskiy Region of the Sikhote Alin Mountains, Russian Far East. The area is mountainous temperate forest with Korean pine (Pinus koraiensis) as a key species and has a rich biodiversity. It is home to some of the […]