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 […]

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 […]