The initiative group of nature conservationists of the Southern Siberia
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The Forest Programme

Siberia is the most forest-rich part of Russia. The question about the destruction of the Siberian forests was however raised already in the 19th century. Nowadays it can be said that the accessible forest areas of the region have been logged through several times and that, in principle, these forests have lost their natural appearance.

The remaining intact forests have been preserved from intensive management only because of the lack of forest roads, and not as a consequence of active governmental forest policies.

Siberian Environmental Center strives for this kind of approach to forest use and management. Such conditions should be created that the management of the forest resources would allow the conservation of biodiversity and of the biosphere functions of the forests. It must be understood that the model of extensive use of forests exhausts itself, whereas sensible forest management implies active regeneration of the forest resources.

The task of the Forest Programme is to promote the conservation of the species and biotype richness of the forests, the rational and sustainable use of the forest resources and the development of up-to-date ecological education.

We organize expeditions in order to find and describe intact and biologically valuable forest areas with the view of their further conservation, and raids to fight the forest fires.

Within the framework of ‘Development of forest education in Russian schools’ we widen the participation of schools of the Southern Siberia in the regeneration and study of forests, and attract active teachers and pupils to join the ‘Forest Protectors’ network that functions within the all-Russian ‘We Revive Our Forest’ movement (application form to join the network, in Russian).

Scientific programme director – Nikolai Nikolaevich Lashchinskii (DBiolSc)

Programme coordinator, director of the project ‘Forest Protectors’– Alexander Dubynin

Travel in the benefit of nature!

On 7 July, Sibecocenter started a new project, ‘Ecotrek’. The project encourages those, who are interested in active tourism in the nature, to combine their recreation activities with study of the regions’ most remarkable and valuable natural sites and of any aspects that might be threatening them. Sibecocenter, initiator of the project, and the main company-sponsor, AlpIndustry-Sibir, believe that no less than 100 people will take part in this public ecological monitoring initiative. The six most active participants will receive vouchers, with which they can obtain outdoors tourism clothing and equipment of the worth of 5000 rubles.



Ecologists invited the Governor of the Novosibirsk oblast to start dialogue againEcologists invited the Governor of the Novosibirsk oblast to start dialogue again

"Тебе не кажется, что мы очутились в ситуации безвыходной дружбы?" Фрагмент рис. Э.ШукуроваOn 19 June, the leading non-governmental environmental organizations of the Novosibirsk oblast sent an open letter to the oblast’s Governor. The matter at hand is the demolition in March 2009 of a council that had been initiated by the environmental groups and created by the regional administration few years prior, to address issues of radiation security, environmental conservation and rational natural resource use. Despite the anxiety felt by the oblast’s inhabitants about environmental problems and the increasing interest of people to defend their right to healthy and safe environment, Novosibirsk oblast still lacks civilized forums for public participation in solving questions concerning nature conservation and environmental protection.


School children study nature reserves and publish the information in Internet

Modern information technology can help conserve nature and is available even for school children. A new project ‘Ecomonitor’, run by Sibecocenter and materially supported by the company Intel, is based especially on these ideas.


Forest Guardians summed up the year 2008

On 16-18th January 2009, in a children’s camp close to Novosibirsk, participants of the regional network ‘Forest Guardians’ gathered for the third annual Winter Meeting for summing up the past year. The meeting was organized by Sibecocenter, Ecoclub of the Novosibirsk state university, Geblerov Ecological Society and ecoclub ‘Under the open sky’ (Altai province). ‘Forest Guardians’ is a South Siberian branch of the movement ‘We revive our forest’, initiated by Greenpeace Russia in 2004.


Novosibirsk Oblast Forest Plan: coloured and anti-ecological

The Novosibirsk Oblast Forest Plan, which will soon be assessed in the Federal Forest Agency, poses a threat to a natural object of significant ecological and national importance; the Vasyugansk massif of bogs and forests. This is due to the illegal exclusion from the Forest Plan of the category of ‘reserve forests’, by a Moscow-based firm ‘Rosgiproles’. In connection to this shortcoming, Sibecocenter addressed a letter of complaint to the governor of the Novosibirsk Oblast, Viktor Tolokonskii, and the head of Oblast’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, Aleksei Petrik.

Официально прекращена деятельность МБОО "Сибирский экологический центр"

Деятельность организации была остановлена в феврале 2015 г. Сегодня (30 августа 2015 г.) созвано внеочередное общее собрание МБОО «Сибирский экологический центр», на котором единогласно принято решение освободить директора от занимаемой должности по собственному желанию, освободить членов Совета МБОО «Сибэкоцентр» от членства в Совете на основании их заявлений.

Re-establishment of forest protection service
Greenpeace Russia has started to collect signatures for a letter addressed to the Russian president, which demands re-establishment of state forest protection that would be a federal service, organizationally and financially independent from other state organs that deal with forest resource use, and would involve adequate number of staff (no less than 20 thousand inspectors). Such number of federal inspectors would mean operational groups of three people for each forest management unit in the regions of the country that are inhabited and accessible to transportation.
Tragedy in Altai: One more kill from the illegal hunt of argali
During an investigative expedition to the Sailyugem mountain range by Geblerov Ecological Society, the remains of one more killed argali (mountain sheep) was found, adding to the sad result of the illegal hunting trip that took place in the Altai on January 9 and ended with the helicopter crashing down and killing 7 people, including some high-ranking federal and local officials. During investigations on the south-west side of the mountain Chernaya on 28 May, the members of the Geblerov Society found the remains of a nine-year-old male mountain sheep (argali).

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Календарь экологических дел Экоклуб НГУ WWF Центр охраны дикой природы Гринпис России ГИС-лаб Хищные птицы Украины
РОСИП Птицы средней Сибири Птицы Казахстана Птицы Cреднего Поволжья