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Supporting Citizens’ Organizations in the Former Soviet Union

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The Altai Project Areas

Indigenous Natural and Cultural Heritage


photo of a man standing in a mountain meadow with stonesWe're convinced that the survival of indigenous south-central Siberian cultures – the Telengit, Kumandin, Shor, Tubalar, Chalkan, and of course the Altai – is inextricably linked with successful nature conservation in the Altai.

Often those working for nature protection and those defending their traditional cultural heritage are one and the same people.

We plan to carry forward efforts begun with Sacred Earth Network to support regional NGOs in their work identifying and protecting sacred and other traditional lands in Kemerovo Oblast and Altai Republic.

Learn more about the Altai Project Indigenous Natural and Cultural Heritage Activites in Russia:

The Altai Project