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 […]

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) […]