Non-Timer Forest Products in the Siberian Taiga

Originally posted in 2007 by Steph As a member of the Tomsk Taiga Forest Biodiversity team who journeyed to Western Siberia last summer, I learned a huge amount about how much rural communities depend on the forest for sustenance, their sense of identity and in a few cases, income. The team was there to measure […]

Film Screening: NGOs vs. oil companies in Siberia

Originally posted in winter 2007 On 12th November at Passing Clouds Works in Dalston, east London, Look East Wild Earth coordinated the first UK screening of award-winning Russian film “The Warning” (Preduprezhdenie). “The Warning” is a documentary-style film charting the struggle of Siberian communities in protecting their sacred lands from predatory oil companies. Its makers, […]

Siberia Wild at Camden Green Fair and Bike Fest

Originally posted in summer 2007 by Steph On 3rd June in Regents Park in London, Siberian Wild took part in the 2007 Camden Green Fair and Bike Fest. We organised a stall as part of their campaigns & education field – arguably the heart and soul of green events all over the country. Our stall […]

How do I get to Siberia? A guide

Travelling to Russia can appear a daunting prospect. It can, at times, seem like an impenetrable bureaucratic nightmare. Fear not! Here are some useful low impact travel hints and some supportive links to enable you to get the preparation right so you can focus on experiencing some of the last virgin boreal forest, the cleanest […]

Siberian Wild at the Big Green Gathering

Originally posted in August 2005 by Steph As a part of my European Voluntary Service placement, I designed a project that was linked to my work at Irkutsk based environmental NGO, Baikal Environmental Wave and applied for a small grant from the British Council’s Future Capital programme to realise it. I decided to create a […]