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: Advertisements

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 […]

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 […]

Welcome to Buryatia

Originally posted in the spring 2011 newsletter by Mark Johnson Buryatia (or the Buryat Republic as it is known in Russia) forms the spiritual home of the Buryat people, the most prominent and populous ethnic minority group in Siberia (with a total population of 436,000). Straddling part of the area formerly known as Trans-Baikalia (the […]

2011 spring update

Originally posted in spring 2011 by Katy Our activities have gone from strength to strength recently. In October 2010 LEWE members travelled overland from the UK to Siberia to coordinate a training course on volunteering with environmental NGOs which we hope will strengthen and improve our volunteering programmes and support for European Voluntary Service (EVS) […]