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 […]

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 […]