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 […]

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 […]

Talk at Exeter University: Forestry, the environment and volunteering in Siberia

A presentation/discussion event focusing on the environment (especially forestry) and volunteering in Siberia. Includes presentations by former European Voluntary Service (EVS) participants on their experiences volunteering for Siberian Environmental NGOs. Everyone also sampled some delicious Siberian Wilds herbal tea! Date: Monday 21st March, 2010, 17.30-19.30 Venue: Lecture Theatre 6.1, Queens Building, Exeter University

Talk at Pushkin House

Originally posted in February 2009 by Steph Wed 11 February 2009 – 7.00pm Lecture: The Tomsk Taiga Research Project, Siberian Forests: Economy Vs. Conservation by Ms. Stephanie Ward In association with GB Russia Society This talk discussed the relationship between rural Siberian people and their surrounding forest in the context of the modern-day environmental movement […]

SUCCESS: Lake Baikal Paper Mill Closes

Originally posted on 12 November 2008 STOP PRESS: After many years of protest from the environmental movement, the Baikalsk Pulp & Paper Mill which has polluted Lake Baikal since the 1960’s, has finally closed. Many thanks to those of you who recently signed the petition against the mill. Read the full story at Guardian Unlimited […]