Komi Regional Non-Profit Foundation "Silver Taiga" was founded in 2002
on the basis of the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature). The Foundation is implementing Komi Model Forest, Forest Village and High Conservation Value Forests Projects, Komi Republic,
- Field Work at the Vychegda Upper Reaches
- A field trip to Ust-Kulom district under the Assessing Long-Term Logging Impact on Water Resources project took place from 18 to 26 July. The trip aimed at studying the condition of minor rivers pressed by long-term wood cutting at catchment basins.
- Final Advanced FSC Certification Course
- The final advanced FSC certification course - the last of the series of FSC consultant trainings arranged under the joint project of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF Russia) and the FSC Russian National Office (FSC Russia) - was held in Arkhangelsk region in June-July. The classes covered the topics of biodiversity preservation, forestry management in unique karst landscapes, the EIA procedure, cooperation with stakeholders, and others. That time, the participants were not divided into two groups, but were trained together as a team.
- Upbringing is Needed for Kids First of All, Not for Adults!
The Summer Ichthyological School was arranged from June 18 to 26 in the village of Bolshaya Pyssa, Udora district, under the Model River Mezen project jointly with the Usogorsk Children's Activity Center with the involvement of the Republic Center of Specially Protected Natural Areas. The School welcomed kids from various residential areas, such as Usogorsk, Syktyvkar, Bolshaya Pyssa and Yb. 17 people in total, including four adults and 13 schoolchildren, participated in the School's activities.
- Exploring the Core of the Verkhne-Vashka Intact Forest Massif
An international expedition to the central part of the
Verkhne-Vashka Intact Forest Massif – some of the remaining vast intact landscape
still preserved in the middle subzone of the European taiga, was arranged by the
Silver Taiga Foundation from 6 to 17 June 2016. The expedition aimed at scientific
justification of organizing a Specially Protected Natural Area (SPNA) in the
basin of the Osa, the Vashka river tributary.
- Rural Regions Development: Conference in Akureyri
Silver Taiga Director Yury Pautov took part
in the 4th Nordic
Ruralities Conference held on May 22-24 in
the University of Akureyri town, Iceland.