BENEFITING: EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE INC
Nature Conservation and Community Work in Russia's Altai
Where is Altai, and why is it so important? Altai Republic is in southern Siberia in Russia. It is remote, rugged, beautiful, and sacred to its indigenous people.
Snow leopards live there, as do as ethnic Altaians who practice their cultural traditions while striving to protect their land and traditions from harmful big development projects and poachers.
Altai is home to petroglyphs, standing stones, and ancient burial mounds dating back to the Stone Age and earlier.
Our organization provides direct financial support to carefully chosen partner organizations in Altai.
The Altai Project is a program of Earth Island Institute, our 501(c)3. Visit www.altaiproject.org to learn more.