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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, Russia.


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Silver Taiga Director Yury Pautov Awarded with Russian Nature Protection Medal

The honorary diploma and the medal For Russian Nature Protection were bestowed to Yury Pautov, director of the Komi Regional Non-Profit Foundation Silver Taiga, at the representative meeting dedicated to preservation of Russia’s virgin forests with the participation of authorities, business, and public organizations on 1 December in Saint Petersburg. Yury was asked to answer some questions related to the occasion.

Model River Mezen Project Plans for the Incoming Year

Annual results, areas of focus and plans for the upcoming year were discussed by the Working Group of the Sustainable Fish Resource Management in Cooperation with Local Communities: Model River Mezen project.

Mezen Upper Reaches: Has Ceased Amateur Fishery Improved Situation?

This round table was held in Koslan’s district administration on 17 November. The local Council deputies, local members of the project work group, volunteers of the Komi Voytyr interregional public movement, representatives of the district administration, AgroUdora cooperative, OOO Ozherelye Udora, Udora department of Komi branch of the Federal Fishery Agency, Upper Mezen district forestry, Republic Center of Specially Protected Natural Areas and the Silver Taiga Foundation took part in the discussion initiated under the Model River Mezen project.

Joint Regional Actions Required to Preserve Mezen Salmon

A regular meeting of the Work Group focused on development of the target interregional program for salmon preservation and reproduction in the Mezen and formed three years ago under the support of the regional government has been held again. Although the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Komi Republic hosted the first interregional meeting on the issue that very time as well, it was also the last one mostly due to numerous structural reorganizations.