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 […]

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

Education for Sustainability Training Course in Bristol

Originally posted in autumn 2009 An international group of 15 environmental educators visited the UK from 1-8th Sept 2009 to learn about ‘education for sustainability’ and practical demonstration eco-centres. The group, representing NGOs and environmental organisations from Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Portugal, together with British participants and coordinators, spent 3 days […]

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 […]

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 […]