Primorskiy Krai represents a unique merger point of Asian, Himalayan and Northern flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world
Primorye, Russian Far East Wildlife: • Area: 165 900 km2 • 1% of Russia • 80% - forests • Belgium, Holland, Denmark and Switzerland taken together Population: 2,220,300 Phoenix
Phoenix Fund • Phoenix Fund - Non-profit nature conservation organization, founded by the Russian and US conservationists in 1997 • Mission: Conserve biodiversity in the Russian Far East • Our efforts are concerned with monitoring closely wildlife of the region, developing, supporting, and implementing conservation projects • We co-operate closely with the Russian and foreign NGOs, local authorities, scientists, educational institutions, the media and public
ALTA Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance 12 Russian and western NGOs • ALTA is a unique alliance of international and Russian conservation organisations working together to protect the Amur leopard and Amur tiger from extinction. • Some are fundraisers, while others implement projects on the ground – between them ALTA partners manage over half the tiger and leopard conservation projects in the Russian Far East. • Close cooperation and communication between partners ensures that the work is efficient and effective.
Main problems: Illegal logging • Poverty • High demand for wildlife products in neighbouring countries • Tiger/leopard attacks on domestic animals • Lack of public awareness Poaching Wildlife trade Forest fires