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Conception of NGO network «Friends of Baikal Basin»

Conception of NGO network «Friends of Baikal Basin»

When you have friends you are vast as a steppe, without friends you are narrow as a palm

(Mongolian proverb)

Today, there are many environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in Russia. Many have extensive experience of  successfully implementing projects concerning nature protection, practical aspects of sustainable development, environmental education, and effective forms of self-maintenance. Such experience is very important for the development of public activity, unfortunately this experience is often lacking in regional NGOs which often don’t have the close contacts with colleagues enjoyed by national organizations (Sobolev, 2006).


Some regions of Russia have reputable environmental organizations which have strong links with governmental organizations. Members of these organizations are experienced in preparing official documents and can find meaningful solutions to ecological problems. The NGO “Baikal Ecological Wave” from Irkutsk city is a good example of such an organization (Yablokov, 2004).


Well-known scientist Vladimir Yakimets who studied non-governmental organizations in Russia proposes that there have been three hypothetical periods in the development of NGOs in Russia: 1991-1995 “romantic period”, 1996-2000 – “meaningful and controversial period”, 2001 – present (this period doesn’t have a symbolic name because of contradictive evaluation into ongoing processes: decreasing or increasing of public initiatives). The author analyzed this process by investigating the system of interactions between government and civil society in the frame of dominating in Russian research tendencies, which reflect the condition of official and non-official rhetoric in civil society. Such models have some shortcomings and need to be corrected. However, this represents one of the few attempts to study the history and development of non-governmental organizations in Russia (Demidov, 2008).


Improving the environmental awareness of the public is an important factor in securing the sustainable development of society and non-governmental organizations make great contributions to such processes. These organizations include environmental NGOs which are specifically targeted on nature protection and sustainable management. Their main goals are environmental education, practical preservation of natural objects, leading public ecological control and promoting the alignment of the economy and society to environmental protection and sustainable development. They develop public initiatives and involve the public in decision-making processes.


Lake Baikal (UNESCO World Heritage Site) has the potential to develop the environmental awareness not only of Irkutsk Oblast’, Republic of Buryatia, Zabaikalsky Krai of Russia, and Mongolia, but of the whole world.


Implementation of the proposed network can help in strengthening and facilitating cooperation between Russian and Mongolian NGOs in the field of sustainable development of the Baikal Basin.

It should be noted that environmental NGOs play an important role in the facilitation, elaboration and implementation of different projects, such as

  • Nature conservation and improvement;
  • Facilitating social and educational activities for training of scientific and creative forces in local communities;
  • Promoting of local community to participate in environmental and natural resources protection and their sustainable use.


Creation of the transboundary NGO network “Friends of Baikal Basin” will be the first step towards enhancing the involvement of civil society in the transboundary collaborative process.


The network will form structured, well-defined and efficient NGO partnerships to allow for adequate and coordinated representation of civil society in the context of the implementation of the transboundary and national strategy action plan (SAP). Virtual web-based tools for creating and maintaining partnerships will include a website and an email list-serve. It will encourage the membership of community-based organizations (CBOs) and NGOs (registered and non-registered). The virtual partnership will operate in Russian, Mongolian, and English, with country-specific content managed in each country respectively.


This Friends of Baikal Basin Network will also be engaged under a UNDP/Coca Cola funded, practical, hands-on initiative to benefit Baikal and to see the benefits called “Every Drop Matters”. The Every Drop Matters Project in Russia is part of the regional UNDP-Coke water partnership and is one of the five pilot projects planned in five countries (Russia, Romania, Turkey, Kazakhstan, andCroatia). One of the purposes of the initiative is the protection of drinking water resources and promoting the sustainable economic development of local communities and their water resources, as well as awareness-raising on water issues (Project document, 2010).


1. Experience of international cooperation of NGOs

1.1. Questions of international cooperation of NGOs

International cooperation between NGOs started in the former USSR in 1988 through the organization of Nature Protection Brigades and the Socio-Ecological Union. The first step was the joint project with German conservationists “Green Movement” (Larin et al.,). One of its significant breakthroughs was a conference which was organized by the Socio-Ecological Union. This organization later formed the professional – Center for Independent Ecological Programs (CIEP) together with American environmental non-governmental organizations. Many organizations participated at this conference, such as ISAR, Sacred Earth Network, Earth Island Institute, etc. This conference was very important for the Soviet conservation community, especially for leaders and activists of regional NGOs.

At the same time top international environmental NGOs began to work in the country. After the second visit of David McTaggard (one of Greenpeace’s founders) the Greenpeace Department opened in Moscow. At the same time the first international field projects financed by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) began operations.

International collaboration between Russia and Mongolia started during the Soviet era. T.B. Tsyrenova (2011) gave the historical digression of formation and development of both governments cooperation in the field of protection and sustainable use of transboundary water bodies. At the current time the political base of Russia and Mongolia cooperation is an Agreement signed in 1995. This Agreement defined the political and legal framework for the implementation of interstate policy based on principles of “reasonable and equitable use” of transboundary waters. Such cooperation to a large extent ensured the holding of international status of Russia as the guarantor country for preserving the unique UNESCO World Heritage Site – Lake Baikal.

The problem of distribution and sharing of transboundary waters is a big concern for the Mongolian economy given the limited water resources available in the country. On the other hand, cooperation with Russia in the field of sustainable use and protection of water resources give the opportunity to explore the positive Russian experience in scientific and educational studies.

In the Baikal region the active collaboration between Russian and Mongolian NGOs also started from international projects, notable projects include: Davis Plan (1991-1993), Cambridge University project “Preserving of natural and cultural environment of Inner Asia” (1993-1996), project with Scientific Committee of NATO (1994, 1998), TACIS project on technical assistance at the Baikal region (1997-2000), GEF project “Biodiversity conservation in the Baikal region” (1998-2003), etc.

The Tahoe-Baikal Institute (TBI) Summer Environmental Exchange Program worked in the Baikal region from 1992 in the frame of international exchange, where in addition to Russian and American participants projects often included young scientists and conservationists from Mongolia. Besides, some TBI projects have been implemented in the Mongolian portion of Baikal basin. The oldest NGO of our region “Buryat Regional Association on Lake Baikal” has good experience in cooperating with colleagues from Mongolia. It is one of the few examples of effective cooperation between Russian and Mongolian NGOs.


1.2. Challenges of cooperation between Russian and Mongolian NGOs

The conservation of Lake Baikal’s ecosystem cannot be realized without Russian-Mongolian interaction in the field of transboundary water protection, because the great portion of the Selenga river basin (the main water resource of Lake Baikal) is situated within the territory of Mongolia.

Cooperation between Russian and Mongolian NGOs is far from perfect, something which can be attributed partly to the following factors:

-          State border is a barrier to mobile interaction between Russian and Mongolian NGOs. The distance between Ulan-Ude and Ulan-Bator is about 580 km (about 8 hours drive), but people often spend a lot of time at customs during the border crossing.

-          Language restrictions. Few representatives of environmental NGOs in Russia and Mongolia can speak fluent English. Organizing the communication only on Russian or Mongolian can be complicated.

-          Cooperation between NGOs of Irkutsk Oblast’, Republic of Buryatia, and Zabaikalsky Krai of Russia is not coordinated which does not give the opportunity to organize systematic policy with NGOs of Mongolia.

-          Small budgets of NGOs. Usually, Russian and Mongolian NGOs operate mostly on the basis of small grants.

In conclusion, significant barriers hamper both countries’ ability to move ahead both within their national envelopes and jointly on a robust transboundary level. These barriers include: policy and regulatory gaps, institutional weaknesses, poor utilization of Best Available Techniques and Best Environmental Practices relevant to key issues facing the Baikal Basin, and low levels of awareness of transboundary Baikal Basin issues.

2. Goals and tasks of NGO Network “Friends of Baikal Basin”

There were about 80 registered environmental NGOs in the Baikal Region of Russia at the beginning of 2013. A quarter of these are non-profit organizations – autonomous non-profits, non-profit partnerships, coalitions, and unions (Saraev, 2013).


There are around 25 environmental NGOs in Mongolia right now, with the number of active participants ranging from 300 to 8000 people. People from the countryside (herders, farmers, local people of small settlements, representatives of small tourist companies, etc.) are actively participating in public awareness actions. The activity of Mongolian environmental NGOs is coordinated by Mongolian Nature Protection Coalition (Shirapova, 2010).

Directions of activity of the NGO Network “Friends of Baikal Basin”:

-          Establishing constructive dialogue between government and society in the field of ecological safety and protection of citizens rights for a better environment;

-          Development of relations between NGOs and state authorities on the basis of partnership for solving environmental problems of the transboundary Baikal Basin;

-          Participation of NGOs in realizing the GEF/UNOPS project “Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Baikal Basin Transboundary Ecosystem”;

-          Organizing the Baikal Forum of NGOs;

-          Analysis, summarization and practical implication of Russian and international experience in NGO partnerships

-          Preparing and organizing of joint social actions and activities.

-          Organization and leading the discussions using email list-serve on the base of a web portal (which will be created by the Baikal Information Center);

-          Creation of a unified register (White Book of Baikal Region) of the CBOs and NGOs (registered and non-registered);

-          Enhancement of relations between NGOs and mass-media;

-          Supporting of purposeful Web sites, publishing and distribution of information bulletins and other information resources about CBOs and NGOs activities for the citizens.


3. How the NGO Network “Friends of Baikal Basin” will work

Organization of the transboundary network “Friends of Baikal Basin” will be developed by the Baikal Information Center (BIC) on the BIC web portal in Russian, Mongolian, and English for creating different discussions. Participants who have problems with registration, communication, etc will receive free consulting.

“White book of the Baikal region - 2010” will be republished and become available on the BIC web portal. Representatives of environmental NGOs of the Baikal Basin will be invited to participate at the interactive Baikal Forum of NGOs. Information will be distributed by list-serve. Thus, environmental NGOs will have constant contact and connections with each other.

4. Expected results

Implementation of the NGO network “Friends of Baikal Basin” will increase the prestige of NGOs, social responsibilities of businesses, civil activity in the Baikal region, consolidate efforts of government, NGOs and business in order to obtain effective results in complex management of natural resources of Baikal region which will provide sustainable development of tranboundary Baikal Basin.

According to defined tasks we expect the following results:

-          Improvement of interactions between Russian and Mongolian environmental NGOs;

-          Preparing an analytic report detailing activity of environmental NGOs in the transboundary basin;

-          Creation of a platform for discussion of cooperation problems and development of social partnership technologies (public expertise, social project fair, etc.)

-          Conducting regular information exchange between Russian and Mongolian NGOs;

-          Launching special TV programs about activities of NGOs on local TV.

-          NGO network “Friends of Baikal Basin” members are able to quickly respond to pertinent and burning issues;

-          Increasing the number of joint Russia-Mongolian projects and volunteers participate in projects;

-          NGOs take active part in the creation of transboundary protected areas (“Baikal-Hovsgol”).

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Baikal local community foundation (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)


Contact information:

670031, Ulan-Ude, Babushkina st., 25a

Tel .: 8 (3012) 23-22-16, (from 10:00 to 18:00, except weekends)

E-mail:, сайт:


Director: Anatoly Viktorovich Grudinin

Year of establishment: 12 April 2005

Founders: The Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Buryat Republic, Chamber of Commerce of Buryat Republic, M.A. Ganshin, S.V. Pokatsky.

The board of Directors consists of 12 representatives of the legislative and executive branches of government, administration of Ulan-Ude city, commercial companies and non-profit organizations, chairman – M.A. Yan.

In the Board of Trustees include the heads of commercial companies. Chairman of the Board of Trustees: T.G. Dumnova.

Executive Director: A.V. Grudinin, Honored Worker of Social Welfare of Buryat Republic.

The purposes of creation: the education of children with disabilities to knowledge and other skills, contributing to their social adaptation, building capacity, as well as environmental education of children.

Main activities: organized rafting on catamarans and kayaking on Uda and Selenga rivers, travelling on Lake Baikal, which involve children, adolescents and young people with disabilities, as well as their healthy peers.

Implementation of projects

Ongoing projects:

- Competitions for young journalists;

- «Student - Professional «;

- Issued additional scholarships to students East-Siberian State University of Technology and Management: Faculty of Sport and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering;

- Established youth divisions: Youth Bank of Ideas, the Youth Training Centre;

- Prepared the first course of training for graduates of «Fundamentals of labor relations», which constantly improved by introducing by new seminars and workshops;

- Prepared and conducted training courses for young people.

From 2009 to 2012 the program internship in the fund passed through 80 graduates, post-secondary institutions, including 9 young people with disabilities. Some of them are employed in the fund, while others – in commercial companies and government agencies.

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Buryat regional branch of russian public organization «All-rusian society for nature conservation» (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)


Tel .: 8 (301-2) 21-39-52, 21-84-15

Fax 8 (301-2) 21-48-99


Chairman: Tsyrenov Bator Dashievich

Vice-Chairman: Tsydenov Erdeny Tsybikovich

Executive Secretary: Popkova Tatiana L'vovna

Year of establishment: 14 February 2008


All-Russian Society for Nature Conservation (ASNC) is all-Russian, social, cultural and educational environmental organization.

ASNC Mission: to maintain favorable environmental and social situation in the region and the country.

The purposes of creation: nature conservation, maintaining the diversity of flora and fauna; preservation and strengthening of health of community.

Main activities:

- Assist public authorities and management in sustainable environmental development of the country;

- Environmental education, enlightenment and education of the population;

- Scientific and technical and practical environmental activities. Consulting activity of subjects of natural resources;

- Carrying out by organization and by accredited companies environmental monitoring of different areas;

- Introduction of modern high-precision technologies in order to implement an effective state environmental control.

All-Russian Society for Nature Conservation (ASNC) celebrated 90-year anniversary at November 29, 2014.

This old grassroots organization entered to the country's history as an authoritative public movement for safe and favorable environment. Despite the well-known difficulties of reforming the country, ASNC not only maintain but also strengthen their ranks and strengthen the scope of their meaningful participation in environmental activities.

At the present stage ASNC occupies a niche in the Russian environmental movement. This, above all, the personal involvement of its members in environmental education and public awareness in practical environmental actions, research and law-making, and development of club movement.

Statutory requirements ASNC is all possible assistance to state authorities in addressing environmental issues and state environmental programs (projects). This allow to bring in the nature protection the entire spectrum of civil society, and thus greatly improve work efficiency, especially in the regions.

ASNC has organizations in all regions of the Russian Federation and unites considerable potential scientists and specialists in various sectors of the economy.

All-Russian Society for Nature Conservation is member of the Coordinating Council of NGOs in Russia, a member of the «round table» of environmental organizations, the founder of Russian organization «Green Cross», Environment Congress, and the Russian environmental movement.

The Society carries out international cooperation, since 1960 it is a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). In 1984 the Society was awarded by silver medal of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

In Buryat Republic ASNC actually do not operate in several years. In April 2013 was renewed the membership of the organization, organized the election of the Council and Chairman of the Board, restored founding documents.

Implementation of projects

In 2013, Buryat department of ASNC:

- Participated in organizing and conducting the campaign of the «Green» Party during the elections to the People's Khural (regional parliament) of the Buryat Republic, involved to the work of the Public Environmental Council at the Prosecutor's Office of the Buryat Republic,

- Developed methodology for the construction of the mass primary organizations.

In 2014, Buryat department of ASNC:

- May 21, together with the Commission for the Environment, Environmental Management of the Public Chamber of the Buryat Republic, organized and conducted a round table discussion «Improvement of the environmental legislation in the area of Lake Baikal and the Baikal natural territory», where discussed the problem issues of improving environmental legislation in the area of the Lake Baikal and the Baikal area and decided organize the distribution in the media the open letter of inhabitants of Pribaikalsky. Kabansky, Barguzinsky, Severobaykalsky districts and Severobaykalsk town to the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin and organizing the collection of signatures for this letter;

- June 5, the organizer in the Buryat Republic the nationwide action «Let’s give to our rivers and lakes the pure shore», which annually held under Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia initiative (late May-early June), in the framework of the Federal Target Program «Development of water sector of the Russian Federation in 2012-2020» («Water of Russia»), supported by the All-Russian society for Nature Conservation;

All-Russian action «For our rivers and lakes - clean beaches»

- August 21 organized a photo exhibition dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the All-Russian Society for Nature Conservation during the III International Forum «Dialogue Baikal. Prospects for economic development of the Baikal region» and the international scientific-practical conference «Development and distribution of productive forces of Buryat Republic»

- October 9, participated in the discussion of the Civil Forum «The role of environmental NGOs in the development of the economy and the preservation of the natural environment».

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Buryat republic departament of Russian geographical society (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)


670047, Republic of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude, Sakhyanovoy st. 8, of. 38



Phone / fax: 8 (3012) 43-36-76

Director: Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a member of the Federation Council Tulokhonov Arnold Kirillovich

Scientific Secretary: PhD (Geography) Batotsyrenov Eduard Ayurovich.


Year of establishment: 13 July 1894 was created Troitskosavsk-Kyakhta Priamursky Department of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society (TKDRGS), which became the legal successor of the Buryat Branch of the Russian Geographical Society.

Goal of establishment: a collection and distribution of geographic information, promotion of geographical knowledge.

Number of members: 318 people.

Main activities and implementation of projects


- «Trans-Eurasian flight» Leman - Baikal «, 2013-2015;

- Expedition «Following N.M. Przewalski (in honor of the 150th anniversary of the first expedition)», 5-18 August 2013

- The Summer geographical and ecological schools on the basis of international environmental education center «Istomino» (Nukutsky district of Irkutsk oblast', gymnasium №14 Ulan-Ude).

Work under the RGS:

- «Ecological Atlas of Russia» (co-executors);

- «Reexposition of the ak. V.A. ObruchevKyakhtinsky museum»;

- «The transformation of the natural environment Transbaikalia and adjacent areas: a retrospective analysis and present state» (Grant of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research -RGO).

Support for olympiads and competitions:

- «Baykalovedenie»

- «Geographic trip around the world»

The assets of the organization: scientific conferences, seminars, lectures, publication of monographs.

In May, planting of several hundreds of pine seedlings in Ivolginsky area;

in June, organizing geographical summer school at international environmental education center «Istomino»;

in July, organizing the round table discussion «Development of ecotourism: the initiatives and partnership business, society and the state» at Turka village;

in July and August, international research expedition «Trans-Eurasian flight Leman - Baikal». Three ultralight aircraft (deltaplanes) with the most modern equipment - hyperspectral (256 channels), RGB, infrared and near-infrared camera flight on the south part of Lake Baikal. Received tens of terabytes of images, which exhaustively filmed Selenga delta.

in August, at Kyakhtinsky museum started expedition of BRO RGS «By the Roads of N.M. Przewalskii». During two weeks the brigade followed the footsteps of the first, third and fourth Nikolai Mikhailovich Przewalskii expeditions through Mongolia to the border with China;

Start of the expedition « By the Roads of N.M. Przewalskii » in Kyakhtinsky Museum, August 5, 2013

In September have been organized the third Baikal Ecoschool in Istomino. It was attended by students 8 «E» class (the letter «e» means ecology class) of 14th gymnasium Ulan-Ude. Within three days 29 students attended lectures of scientists from the Baikal Institute of Nature Management SB RAS, learned to make soil profiles and describe the forest, held cleaning-up of the shore of Lake Baikal, participated at the lesson of orienteering. In addition, students participated in the project GEF / UNDP project «Pilot Program sport fishing», under which the fish caught is returned to the pond alive and unharmed.

Work under the RGS grants and preservation of historical and cultural heritage of the RGS: create the database on the geographic discoveries history in Central Asia. In close cooperation with Kyakhtinsky Local History Museum stated the digitizing of archives of Troitskosavsk-Kyakhtinsky Branch RGS.

Results, Lessons, and Prospects

Despite of the long period of neglect, in the past 3-4 years RGS Regional Office has revived its activities and in September 17-19, 2014 celebrated the 120-year anniversary.

In 2014 the international scientific-practical conference «Eastern Gate of Russia», dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the oldest in the province of scientific and educational society - Troitskosavsk-Kyakhtinsky Priamursky branch of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society have been prganized. Totally, from 1894 to 1961, 18 volumes Troitskosavsk-Kyakhtinsky Department of  RGS (TKDRGS) was published. Buryat department of RGS as the successor TKO RGS in collaboration with local history Kyakhtinsky Museum in order to celebrate the anniversary revived the tradition of publishing the studies of department members. Proceedings of the conference published in Volume XIX - «Proceedings of the Buryat regional department of the Russian Geographical Society.»

In the coming years, the department will continue work in the grant projects. In 2014, the new grant «History of Geographical Discoveries in Central Asia in the XVII-XIX centuries» started to implement.

One of the most important tasks of department is the creation of the Board of Trustees of BRD RGS. Thanks to him, it is planned to conduct grant competitions and support local initiatives. Another important goal is the creation Ulanbatar-Kyakhtinsky branch RGS. Academician G. Erdenzhav started the preparation of necessary documents in Ulan Bator and we hope that in the near future RGS will have an office in neighboring friendly country.

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City public organization «Baikal society for animal protection» (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)



Contact information:

Republic of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude, Zabaikalsky settlement

Tel .: 89025656486, 67-33-31


Website: http: //priyut-nadezhda.rf/

Director: Lyudmila Alekseevna Levontueva

Year establishment: 2008


The purposes of creation: education on mercy and love for animals; improving the living conditions of animals and protecting them from abuse; the creation of a real alternative to the practice of trapping and euthanasia of animals; improvement of sanitary-epidemiological situation in the city; veterinary care to animals left without owners; development and implementation of environmental programs to protect animals, opening a shelter for stray dogs «Nadezhda» (Hope).

Main activities:

- Carrying out a protest action against animal cruelty. Collection of more than 2,000 signatures in support of animals;

- Preparing the draft Law «On Protection and maintenance of pets in the Buryat Republic»;

- Permanent work with local TV channels and media on the protection of stray animals;

- 5 large-issued leaflets, posters, billboards posted on the city,

- Prepared leaflets for children and adolescents which have been distributed in all schools of the city.

Together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Buryat Republic held events:

- Training Seminar Chiefs juvenile inspectors, district, militia officers of Ulan-Ude on the organization of work with juveniles and citizens for the prevention of cruelty to animals;

- A competition among school students of the city of Ulan-Ude «My favorite pet»;

- Organized 20 letters to law-enforcement bodies of the Buryat Republic with allegations of ill-treatment of animals. According to one of the statements of the Society initiated a criminal case under article 245 «Cruelty to animals»;

- Appeal to the City Administration with a proposal for an alternative solution of the problem of stray animals instead of their capture and killing;

- During last four years 1036 animals have been saved and transferred to new hosts.

Implementation of projects

Currently, there are 250 animals in our shelter. With the help of TV, media, etc. the work on finding the new owners is constantly working, the vacant places are taken by new animals

Results, Lessons, and Prospects

- Continuation of the construction of a shelter for stray dogs «Nadezhda»;

- The annual action in defense of animals «Russia against cruelty»;

- Activities to regulate the number of homeless animals (castration and sterilization, preparation of leaflets about the benefits of castration and sterilization of animals as one of the most reliable, humane and safe methods of regulating of their quantity);

- Rescue stray animals, providing them with qualified veterinary care, searching for the new hosts;

- Newspaper articles, TV-programs about animal welfare.

Designed environmental program to protect animals «The problem of homeless animals and ways to solve it in a humane way» is the real alternative to practice of their capture and killing.

The proposed program is objectively difficult, but it is verified by experience in other regions of our country and in other countries. And most importantly, it gives reliable results. Simplified approaches are unacceptable and inappropriate. It is necessary the broad advertising of sterilization, not only homeless, but also domestic animals; construction and financing of shelters for animals.

Until the early start of the program it is necessary to stop the activity of catching services aimed at the destruction of the population of stray animals; review and develop additional laws; approve the Regulations on the tender for the execution of the municipal order of catching and sterilizing animals; adopt regulations on transport and trapping; introduce necessary changes to statutes of municipalities; use the positive experience of our neighbors from Irkutsk oblast' in humane solution of the problem of stray animals.

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«Conservation society natural and cultural heritage «New wind» (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)


Contact information:

670003, Ulan-Ude, Komsomolskaya st. 44/64

Tel. 44-17-24


Director: Buharova Eugeniya Vasilievna

Year of establishment: 1998

The purposes of creation: research in the field of natural and cultural heritage and museology, practical measures for the preservation of cultural and natural heritage, creation of displays and exhibitions.

Main activities: conducting environmental and cultural events, exhibitions, environmental education;

Implementation of projects:

- Lectures for children  baykalovedenie (Lectures about lake Baikal)

- Activation of children's environmental movement.

Perspective The development of youth environmental movement, volunteering in protected areas.

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Environmental center at Gilbirinskaya school (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)


Contact information:

6781053, Republic of Buryatia, Ivolginsky District, village Kokorino, Molodekzhnaya st., 38


Director: Tamara Zhapova Tsyretorovna

Year of establishment: 1999

The purposes of creation: educational activities.

Main activities: training, mentoring.

Implementation of projects to support initiatives aimed at the development of eco-tourism, improving water quality and waste management «Every Drop Matters - Lake Baika» with the support of BIC «Gran» implemented grant projects:

2011 – «The Holy water Gilbira»;

2012 – «Karasinaya Lake - area of clean water recreation and culture»;

2013 – «Healing vegetables from the springs».

Participation in an international project to exchange experiences «Buryatia – Osnabrück».

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Faction «Green Russia» in russian united democratic party «Yabloko» (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)



Contact information:

Ulan-Ude, Octyabrskaya st., 21

Tel .: 44-57-52, 8-924-653-14-86


Chairman BRO faction «Green Russia»: Tumureeva Natalia Nikolaevna; Chairman of the «Green Russia» Alexey Yablokov.

Year of establishment: April 2006

Purpose. Creating fraction was due to the fact that in today's Russia there is a shortage unifying ideas and policies, clear and close to the majority of citizens. The country needed a new political force, designed to guide the development of society in accordance with the laws of nature and the ideals of humanism, power, public trust and capable to defend the interests that unite the majority of citizens. So unconditional and general interest is to preserve the diversity of life on earth and the favorable environment of people - the main condition for sustainable development as a country, and the entire human civilization.

Today, most Russians are not available natural human right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, eat quality food, have healthy children. As a result, decreases the life expectancy is increasing mortality, the number of sick children. The process of physical and spiritual degeneration of the people, the degradation of nature in Russia. Ecological trouble was to hinder social and political development of Russia.

Implementation of projects

March 6, 2014 on the Arbat in Ulan-Ude activists faction «Green Russia» party «Yabloko» organized a picket in defense ecologist Eugene Vitishko, a member of the Board of Environmental Watch on the North Caucasus, illegally sentenced to three years in connection with its environmental and human rights activities.

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Fund for protection of lake Baikal (FFPLB) (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)


Contact information:

119049, Moscow, Donskaya st., 13

Tel. (495) 933 3310 ext. 2545, 2525, 2537



Year of establishment: 2008

Fund for Protection of Lake Baikal established group of companies «Metropol». President of the Foundation – A.N. Chilingarov. In the Board of Trustees, which is headed by M.V. Slipenchuk, includes well-known Russian scientists, politicians, businessmen and cultural figures. Including a member of the Scientific, Technical Council of Trustees and FFPLB includes prominent scientific figures (6 corresponding members of the RAS and RAS academicians 6), statesmen (7 deputies of the State Duma). Director FFPLB – B.D. Tsyrenov.

Director FFPLB Bair Dashievich Tsyrenov.

The establishment and activities:

- Actively promoting the protection of Lake Baikal - a unique body of water, representing great value for the whole world;

- Research aimed at the preservation of Lake Baikal;

- Implementation and support of large-scale scientific and educational projects aimed at preserving Lake Baikal;

- The promotion of environmentally sound technologies and their commercialization.

Implementation of projects

1. International research expedition «Worlds» on Baikal» (2008-2010.), Prepared by scientists of the Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, in which for the first time in history carried out a comprehensive monitoring of Lake Baikal using «Miri»: scientific information collected and held forecasting various natural processes on the lake, prepared new integrated environmental assessment status of Lake Baikal.

2. International Russian-Swiss scientific and practical expedition «Trans-Eurasian flight: Lehman – Baikal» (2013-2015) - A unique new project, in which using ultralight aircrafts (trikes) conducted comprehensive research. The purpose of the expedition - the development of new methods and devices for sensing of the atmosphere and the water surface; preparation of proposals for integrated environmental protection measures along the route of the expedition; to draw public attention to environmental problems of a single natural space in Europe and Asia.

3. International scientific and practical conference dedicated to the study and preservation of Lake Baikal were held in Russia, Monaco, Mongolia, and France.

4. Exhibition projects on the activities of the Fund and the expedition to Lake Baikal in Russia, Monaco, Brazil, Mongolia, France, Switzerland.

5. Educational and ecological practical projects:

- Ecological camp «Khakusy» (held annually);

- Environmental action «Clean shore of Lake Baikal», «Pure ice of Baikal» (held annually), «Save the trees», «Clean river Selenga», «Net Olkhon Island»;

- Environmental charity marathon «Save Baikal the world!» (September 2012);

- The popular vote «One Hundred Wonders of Baikal» was conducted from December 2011 to June 2012 in five categories. For 5 months took part in it 3555 people identify places and objects that, in their opinion, are the main characters of the Baikal region;

- The creation of documentary films about Baikal «To the depths of Lake Baikal» and «Beyond the Ice», the annual participation in the environmental film festivals.

Objectives of the project - to bring together all the inhabitants of the Baikal region to preserve for future generations the unique lake and its natural areas form a population cautious attitude towards the world.

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Great Baikal trail-Buryatia (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)


Contact information:

670000, Ulan-Ude, Communisticheskaya st., 47a, of. 408

Tel. 8 (3012) 218031


Director: Andrey Yakovlevich Suknev

Director  - Andrey Yakovlevich Suknev

Title: Non-commercial partnership for the development of ecotourism in Buryat Republic «Great Baikal Trail, Buryatia» (BBT-Buryatia).

Mission: To improve the conditions of public access to the natural values of the Baikal region.

The purposes of creation:

- The development of ecotourism in Buryat Republic and the Baikal region;

- Construction of trails – safe, designed for tourists of all ages, skill levels and physical abilities;

- Conservation and protection of the environment;

- Development of international cooperation;

- Increasing environmental awareness.

Main activities:

- The creation of a unified system of nature trails in the Baikal region;

- The development of a special type of tourism - «volunteer vacation»;

- Organization of international programs;

- The involvement of young people and not only in the social, environmental and educational programs.

Implementation of projects.

May 8, 2014 in Buryatia completed the largest mass ascension of orphans to peak Munku-Sardyk in Tunkinskii district, which was attended by 16 students from Barguzinskii, Kyakhtinskii, Novokizhinginskii sanatorium and children's community, as well as Dzhida center supporting foster families «Raduga» (Rainbow) under the project «Path of courage».

The initiators of the project was the Ministry of Social Welfare of Buryatia.

Joined the project General Directorate of Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia in Buryat Republic , «Great Baikal Trail, Buryatia,» Federation of sports tourism and mountaineering, in Ulan-Ude service of yard instructors and others. The project was also supported by Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Fund for Protection of Lake Baikal Mikhail Slipenchuk.

Thanks to his initiative, at the peak Munch-Sardyk was put a special capsule with a memorable treatment from the Fund for Protection of Lake Baikal. Honor to establish a commemorative capsule was given to student of Novokizhinginskii orphanage 15-year-old Vladimir Zakharov. The address to the descendants contains the information about importance of environmental issues, namely the conservation of the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Lake Baikal. The total distance covered by the children was more than 10 km. Distance ascent to the peak was more than three and a half kilometers. During free time between climbing the special trainings on teambuilding have been organized for children.

In the framework of the project «Development of tourist clubs in orphanages and colleges of Buryat Republic» in April 2014, held the expedition on the ice of Lake Baikal. The purpose of the expedition was the preparation to the ice trip with students of orphanages in 2015. As a result, outlined possible parking places and studied attractions places of the route.

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Local environmental public organization «Turka» (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)



Contact information:

671273, Republic of Buryatia, Pribaikalskiy district,

village Turka, October st., 89

Tel .: (301-44) 54-8-97, 25/9/54, 54-7-76. Fax: 8 (30144) 54-6-98.


Chair: Tatyana Alekseevna Tivikova

Year of establishment: 21 November 2001

The purposes of establishment: the association of intellectual potential, basic and financial resources, institutional capacity of members for activities aimed to the nature preservation and environmental education.

Main activities

- The collection, storage, analysis and dissemination of information about the condition of the environment;

- Research and develop recommendations for the nature protection in Turka village;

- Assistance to stakeholders, both legal and physical, in activities aimed to nature preservation in Turka village;

- Promoting the efficiency of environmental education.

Head of the organization Tatyana Tivikova

Implementation of projects

UNDP «Every Drop Matters - Lake Baikal»

In 2011, executed projects:

- «Clean shore for the Lake Baikal». Cleanup activities at the shore of Lake Baikal, started landscaping. The recreation places are provided by tables, benches, gazebos, and equipped campfire places. Everything was made from natural materials.

- «Turkinsky Bazaar». In the center of Turka village built a shed with a counter for selling to tourists environmentally friendly products which collected in the forest or grown by local residents in their backyards (wild plants, vegetables, fish, meat, milk, etc.);

- «Clean shore for Lake Baikal, comfortable rest for tourists». In 2012, organized student’s work with tourists: raids, distribution of leaflets and booklets on environmental topics.

- «Baikal – clean rivers and streams». In 2013 was developed study of rivers and streams in the territory of the municipality «Turkinskoe». By method of bioindication collected baseline data of water quality in the river Turka above and downstream treatment facilities of Special economic zone (SEZ) «Baikal Harbor». The recreation places near the bridges, near the river banks along the road Ulan-Ude – Barguzin were equipped by gazebos, tables, benches and campfire places made from natural materials.

- «Berendeev forest». Implemented in the summer of 2013 with the support of Global Greengrants. Inside Turka village on the shore of the Lake Baikal, in the area of the forest, where grow ancient cedars and pines, have been built playground from natural materials (gnarled trees), installed a fabulous figure of Berendey and other heroes of the Russian tales, built a hut, gates, seasaw, bridge, and benches. On the playground «grow» mushrooms – boletus (ceps). This place is now popular among adults and children.

- Participation in the action «360 minutes for Baikal» in autumn 2013, cleanup activities at Turkinsky beach.

Together with local residents defended the transfer of parts of the coast of Lake Baikal area «Turkinsky beach» and section «Turka-Goryachinsk» where there is a stone «Cherepakha» (Turtle), from the extension of SEZ «Baikal Harbor».

Currently implementing project «Providing by clean water local people of the Turka and Goryachinsk». Planned to repair two water carriers, overhaul two wells with the replacement of deep-well pumps in villages Goryachinsk and Turka.

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NGO «Ecoleague» (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)


Contact information:

670013, Ulan-Ude, Garmaeva st., 55-16



Director: Alymbaeva Zhargalma Batorovna

Year of establishment: June 2008 (organized by alumni international summer exchange program Tahoe-Baikal Institute Buryat Republic).

Director NGO «Ecoleague» Alymbaeva Zhargalma Batorovna

The purposes of creation: facilitating the development and implementation of social, cultural, educational, environmental projects aimed at supporting the scientific potential and creativity of young people, promotion of healthy lifestyles, promoting the harmonious development of personality;

Main activities

- Raising public awareness of environmental issues through seminars, conferences, symposia and implementation of a broad education and outreach activities;

- Promoting cooperation between domestic and foreign experts in the field of science and technology;

- Promotion of environmental activities in the media, on the Internet and publication of copyright works by members of the organization;

- Increasing the role and importance of young people in environmental and social problems.

Implementation of projects

GEF / UNDP "Pilot Program sportfishing" (project leader E.A. Batotsyrenov).

The tasks to be solved within the framework of the grant:

- Develop a pilot/model sport fishing program «Catch and release» for the Lake Baikal basin and submit it for approval and project manager;

-Publishing (hard copy) developed and approved models sport fishing in Russian (100 copies);

-Organization of program implementation (model fishing) within the established concept with wide coverage in the media and with the participation of well-known personalities.

The pilot program of sport fishing with students of the Eurasian University

of L.N. Gumilev (Astana, Kazakhstan)

GEF/UNDP - Development jointly with the Mongolian subcontractors in English and Russian languages, the concept of cross-border network of NGO «Friends of the basin lake Baikal».


- Implementation of and involvement in cross-border network «Friends of lake Baikal Basin» of existing Russian NGOs;

- Providing information support NGO web forum developed in the «Friends» Baikal information center web portal. Access to the CIC web portal will be provided Baikal information center;

- Conducting the «Round table» for network NGO «Friends of lake Baikal Basin» in Russia, Ulan Ude;

- Publication in 2014 «White Book of Baikal basin friends» (Executive Batotsyrenov E.A.) in order to update the data on non-governmental environmental organizations Baikal region (including Mongolia).

Up, Lessons and Prospects

The organization has more than 5 years and, despite the small number of successfully implementing projects. The focus is on environmental education. This is due, primarily, to the composition of the organization (the majority of teachers and researchers) and specificity performed grants.

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NGO «Environmental center «Planet and delta» (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)



Contact information:

671240, Nelyubina st. 2, village Baikalo-Kudara, Kabansky district Buryat Republic


Director: Malanova Tatyana Alekseevna, teacher of the highest category

Year of establishment: 2003

Objectives: to create conditions for active participation and self-school students the right bank of river. Selenga in various kinds of environmental activities forming thinking and culture of youth - research, search, creative and practical.

Eco-center is scheduled to become an experimental platform for the development of environmental, social projects for the protection of delta. Selenga: water quality, conservation of fauna and flora of the coastal areas, pollution control pond.

Since the Selenga flows through the territory of Mongolia, there is a need to establish contacts with schools and community organizations located in the coastal area of this country, in order to be able to implement projects on the Selenga Delta.

To achieve the goal, the objectives:

- The annual school water quality monitoring (both sides);

- Environmental monitoring methods bioindication;

- The creation of a floating laboratory researchers with the support of scientists of Buryat State University, Buryat Sate Agricultural Academy;

- The problem of changes in species composition of living organisms due to changes in water quality.

In each of the proposed themes laid comparative analysis of the situation (Buryatia, Mongolia), which can only be carried out in close cooperation that will promote intercultural dialogue and understanding of global environmental problems.

Main activities

- Environmental education and the formation of ecological culture of pupils, the local population;

- Research (monitoring, project work, study and collection of human knowledge on the river. Selenga);

- Cognitive development (biodiversity, landscapes River delta. Selenga), cultural-historical and tourist routes;

- Development of social partnership (local settlement - kindergarten – School -  specialized secondary- private entrepreneurs, etc.);

Implementation of projects

- Training seminars, scientific-practical conference of scientists led by Buryat Scientific Center of Russian Academy of Sciences, Buryat State University, Buryat State Agricultural Academy;

- Summer International Environmental Camps (in the Baikal-Kudara, Mongolia);

- Development of local history materials avenues for attracting tourists, exchange of youth groups.

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NGO «Republican human rights center» (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)


Contact information:

670031, Ulan-Ude, / I 1128

Tel. (9021) 60-18-28, fax (3012) 23-25-88


Director: Kislov Evgeny Vladimirovicv

Year of establishment: March 1997

The head of the NGO «National Human Rights Center»

Evgeny Vladimirovich Kislov

The purposes of creation: control over observance of human rights and provide assistance to citizens whose constitutional rights and legal interests are violated.

Objectives: To provide free legal and other assistance to persons whose rights and freedoms infringed upon the actions of officials; collection, compilation, analysis of data on violations of human rights and freedoms on the part of officials of state and local governments, enterprises and organizations; bringing the collected information to the attention of authorities, non-governmental organizations, the media and the general public both in Buryatia and beyond.

Main activities

In the year of legal assistance is provided to citizens 700-800. This free consultation legal citizens, drafting pleadings to the court of appeals, complaints by way of supervision. Centre appeals to the authorities, directs public defenders to participate in criminal and civil cases applicants.

The Center organizes publication in print and electronic media; monitors respect for human rights, including in the areas of rule-making and enforcement.

Cooperates with a number of human rights, environmental and women's organizations, associations disabilities and their parents, consumers and businesses, taxpayers, defrauded investors, providing them with methodological and informational support.

Another important area, which is realized in cooperation with the Moscow Helsinki Group, - monitoring of human rights. This annual report on the human rights situation in Belarus. The study monitored the observance of environmental rights, either directly (the right to a healthy environment, to environmental information) and indirect (the right to freedom of assembly, a fair judicial protection, etc.).

Implementation of projects

Since 2005, a joint project to support human rights multifunctional centers in Russian regions. In the framework of its work public reception in the hotel room "Buryatia" (pre-booking by phone. (9021) 61-62-70). Please provide legal assistance up to the representation in the courts, including on environmental issues.

In addition, in cooperation with the Moscow Helsinki Group are thematic monitoring: in 2007 - Monitoring religious xenophobia and discrimination, in 2008 - the monitoring of hate and discrimination and monitoring compliance with the rights of sexual minorities, in 2009 - the monitoring of the right freedom of assembly and monitoring of xenophobia among young people. In 2009, spent a week visits to police stations in the Republic of Buryatia.


National Human Rights Center is not only the most influential human rights organization Buryatia, but also the coordinator of the activities of other organizations, partner governments and educational institutions. The Centre is involved in network projects most authoritative Russian and international human rights organizations. The Centre's activities are constantly illuminated media.

On the other hand, to achieve a permanent major grant support, and hence financial stability has not yet succeeded. As a result of court decisions organization lost legal personality.


Continued participation in network projects, getting their own grants. It is planned to develop a network of offices and friendly organizations in the regions of Buryatia and strengthen partnerships with other community organizations, not only human rights but also environmental, youth, women, and so on.

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Non-profit public organization club «Firn» (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)


Contact information:

670031, Ulan-Ude, Babushkina st. 13a, Tel. 8 (3012) 555088, 648654,,

Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Club «Firn»: Elena Ilina Kimovna

The purposes of establishment: youth involvement in ecotourism, conservation of the unique nature objects on the territory of the Buryat Republic, environmental education of schoolchildren.

Implementation of projects

«Shumak-gol», 1994-2002.

Since 1994, the Club took custody for Shumak springs (Tunkinsky district, Buryat Republic). For several years this project was attended by over 400 people from Russia, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland, United States. During this time, cleaned the area near Hoytogol and Shumak mineral springs (from 28 clean up 26 sites), removed and disposed of more than 2 tons of garbage; conducted research and ethno-ecological studies; training of the local people, constructed eco-trail. By the results of five year work released book "Shumak – source of the life".

"International Green Walk" of 1999-2001.

The initiators of the project with the Club "Firn" are the Republican public organization "Aura" and the American non-governmental organization «REAP International». Participants of the project were more than 100 people of all ages from Russia, USA, Ukraine, Puerto-Rico, and Germany, who indifferent to the future of Lake Baikal. Each year, the route of the "Green March" ran through new places. Project participants interacted with the locals, getting information about life on the Lake Biakal from the "horse's mouth", conducted research, offering solutions to the environmental problems of the community.

"Birthday of Baikal", 2000

Under this project, the Club "Firn" together with other organizations held a campaign in the Baikal region "Birthday of Baikal" to give attention to Lake Baikal as a world and national value. The main result of the project was helding in Buryatia at August 27, 2000 the Baikal Day, uniting hundreds of organizations and initiative groups. Total campaign involved more than 5 thousand people. More than 120 publications, 50 television and radio programs have been organized.

"Green Pages of the Baikal region", 2001

The guidebook "Green Pages of the Baikal region" was the main result of this project. It includes all organizations concerned with the nature and environment protection at Baikal region, the most significant initiative groups.

Also, the handbook contains information about the Baikal Part of World Heritage Site, the contact details of organizations and institutions, where you can ask questions and suggestions related to activities and nature management on Lake Baykal territory. The edition (1000 copies in Russian and English) was distributed in all interested organizations and individuals.

"Living Baikal", 2002

Conducted with the aim of involving children into environmental activities. Support children's projects aimed on specific results for conservation of wildlife at Lake Baikal.

As a result, four children's initiative groups received grants for their own projects. Near the Turka at forest logging place were planted willows, in Maksimikha village was cleared the spring and built nature trail, schoolchildren from Arshan village took care of anthills, and in Kurumkanky district children landscaped and furnished area around village Arzgun.

"The development of the volunteer movement in Buryat Republic", 2007.

The project conducted a national meeting of volunteers, a seminar on public relations in the social sphere, the coalition action "Spring Week of Kindness", published the guidebook of volunteer organizations in Buryat Republic.

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NGO «Regional center for supporting public initiatives «Baikal´s children» (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)




Contact information:

670031, Ulan-Ude, Geologicheskaya st., 15-63 (№1-7)

670002, Ulan-Ude, Komsomolskaya st., 16

Tel .: 8 (9021) 692848, 8 (3012) 233888


Director: Molodeeva Irina Andreevna

Year of establishment: 15 June 2013

The purposes of creation: providing socially-oriented services, support for public initiatives, creation and implementation of projects and programs in the field of social work, education, science, health, culture, physical culture, sports, tourism, etc.

Main activities:

- Support of public initiatives and services in the activities on adoption of children, preventing abuse and anti-social phenomena, crime and social rehabilitation of the general public;

- Providing a broad range of social services (education, information, legal, financial, environmental, recreational) to the general public;

- Providing social services;

- Assistance to victims of natural disasters, refugees, immigrants, etc., including providing them with temporary accommodation or housing;

- Promoting rehabilitation and training for specific activity of persons with physical or mental disabilities or limited training of unemployed persons;

- Day care (nurseries, kinder-gardens), including day care for children with developmental disabilities;

- Day care for adults with physical or mental disabilities;

- Organization of day shelters for the homeless and other socially disadvantaged groups;

- Charitable activities (fundraising, etc.) or other assistance activities related to providing social services;

- Systematic studies and creative efforts in research and development in the field of social sciences and humanities (economic, philosophical, philological, geographic, law, educational, psychological sciences, art, architecture, and others);

- Organizing and conducting volunteer camps and events concerning tourism, environment, local history, recreation, sports, charity and entertainment.


Implementation of projects

During the spring and summer 2013 more than two hundred volunteers of all ages (from 10 to 60 years) participated in the unique scale project «Baikal Green Patrol». All participants received training briefings and trainings at the center of «Baikal» (in Ulan-Ude). In summer 2013 volunteers conducted “environmental landings” for cleanup on the coast of Lake Baikal. In the hottest months volunteer groups (20 people) are struggled with recreation load, because at weekends the beach near Goryachinsk settlement has up to 400 people. The situation is aggravated by the current waste disposal problem due to lack of budgetary funds for these purposes. Trash containers at summer months are often overcrowded. Despite the difficulties, the work of the shoreline of Lake Baikal was carried out regularly and conscientiously. Participants in the project collected more than 300 bags of garbage. Volunteers not only participated in the labor environmental assaults, but also organized educational activities with the tourists on the shore: conducted interviews and quiz on ecology, distributed garbage bags and handed out leaflets reminding the rules of behavior in nature. In the hard work the guys kept the motto of the project: «Sandy beach of Goryachinsk is the nature museum on the open air».

This activity produced tangible results - all 30 sites from Goryachinsk to cape Tonkyi (Subtle) were put in order. The most important thing was that all participants felt personal involvement to preserving of Lake Baikal. Great help to volunteers of «Baikal green patrol» was provided by the head of the local settlement V.L. Sumenkov, deputy district council T.A. Tivikova and guidance resort «Goryachinsk» - Director, Chief Physician D.R-N. Banzaraktsaev.

Management and employees of the organization «Baikal´s Children» - Chairman of the Board, a member of the Public Chamber of Buryat Republic, a member of the Russian Geographical Society V. Kiplyuks and project coordinator, Ph.D., teacher of the highest category I.A Molodeeva, the chief tourist camp, well-known educator and children's tourism enthusiast E.Ts. Tsybanov, and all volunteers have worked hard in order to implement the project into real practice.

The project was brought to the attention of the public and government agencies to preserve the purity and protection Goryachinsk beach. Numerous publications have been published national and local media, have been conducted the cooperation with administration of Turkinskoe settlement, staff and management of the resort «Goryachinsk» local NGO «Turka», educational institutions (schools and gymnasiums No. 2, 3, 8, 42, 49, secondary and higher education institutions – Buryat State University, East Siberian State University of Technology and Management et al.). Trained volunteers, members of labor landings acquired practical skills in environmental advocacy. Volunteers were able to organize outreach to «wild» tourists, campers and guests of resorts and touristic bases of Pribaikalskii district of Buryatia.

Implementation of the project «Baikal Green Patrol» contributed to preservation of the unique nature object - Goryachinsk beach, as well as to education of active citizenship, patriotism of participating volunteers and raising environmental awareness and responsibility of the tourists at Lake Baikal.

Project coordinators are very grateful to All-Russian public organization «Russian Geographical Society», which supports community-based initiatives in the field of ecology, volunteer and research activities of non-profit organizations in Russia.

Baikal Green Patrol

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Regional environmental public organization «Baikal-Eco» (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)



Contact information:

670031, Ulan-Ude, PO Box 1128

Tel. (9021) 60-18-28, fax (3012) 23-25-88


Chairman: Evgeny Vladimirovich Kislov

Year of establishment: 2004


The purposes of establishment: the protection of the environment, the creation of favorable social environment, the protection of the citizen's health. For such work was organized public environmental center in the Baikal region, organized and maintained long-term and short-term projects for the development and preservation of natural heritage.

Main activities and outcomes

The significant activity at the «Baikal-Eco» is conducting the public environmental expertise and public hearings on the projects and project materials planned economic activity.

1. The planned development of the Lake lead-zinc deposit in Yeravninsky district. In April-May 2006, held public environmental review of the project materials. Chairman of the committee was the deputy head of the district on the economy Eravninsky district Zh. E. Erdyneev, executive secretary – I.V. Kozlov, in the expert group included senior fellow at the Baikal Institute of Nature Management SB RAS, Ph.D. A.N. Gulyashinov, a leading researcher at the Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, candidate of geological-mineralogical sciences, docent E.V. Kislov, Deputy Director of the Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences A.M. Plyusnin.

For examination were presented Declaration of Intent development of pyrite-polymetallic deposit «Ozernoe»; Feasibility Study (draft) of the first stage of development of polymetallic deposit «Ozernoe».

Consolidated expert report with recommendations, suggestions and positive assessment was referred to the expert commission of the state ecological expertise, authorities and local governments, mining companies and the designers brought to the attention of the local and the environmental community. «Baikal-Eco» participated in the public hearing in village Ozernoe, Sosnovo-Ozerskoe, Ulan-Ude in May 2006. The results of the examination and public hearings were widely covered by the media, news agencies and the Internet.

2. The planned development Kholodninsky lead-zinc deposits in the Severobaikalsky district. In January 2007, was held the public environmental assessment of project materials. Chairman of the expert committee - leading researcher GIN SB RAS, Associate Professor E.V. Kislov; Experts: Senior Researcher BIP SB RAS A.N. Gulyashinov, Deputy Director GIN RAS, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences A.M. Plyusnin, Institute of General and Experimental Biology professor N.M. Pronin, chairman of the Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North Severobaikalsky district G.F. Rogov.

For examination were presented Declaration of Intent development polymetallic deposit «Kholodninskoye» Buryat Republic, Vol. 1 «Basic Design solutions»; Feasibility Study (draft) 1-st stage mining of polymetallic deposit «Kholodninskoye» (opening and preparation of reserves) in 4 volumes. Consolidated expert report with recommendations, suggestions and positive assessment was referred to the expert commission of the state ecological expertise, authorities and local governments, mining companies and the designers brought to the attention of the local and the environmental community. «Baikal-Eco» participated in the public hearing in village Kholodnoe, v. Nizhneangarsk, Ulan-Ude in January-February 2007, the results of the examination and public hearings widely covered by the media, news agencies and the Internet.

3. The proposed construction of a mining and processing enterprise on the basis Ermakovskoe deposits of beryllium ores in Kizhinginsky district. In October and November 2007 was held public environmental assessment project materials. Chairman of the expert committee - Leading Researcher GIN RAS, associate professor E.V. Kislov; Experts: Senior Researcher BINM SB RAS E.V. Zoltoev, Deputy Director GIN RAS A.M. Plyusnin, Researcher IOIEB SB RAS D.V. Matafonov.

For examination were presented Declaration (petition) of intent for construction mining factory and processing enterprise on the basis Ermakovskoe deposits of beryllium ores and construction project of mining and processing enterprise on the basis Ermakovskoe deposits beryllium ores of 16 volumes except for 8, 14, 15 volumes.

Consolidated expert report with recommendations, suggestions and positive assessment was referred to the expert commission of the state ecological expertise, authorities and local governments, mining companies and the designers brought to the attention of the local and the environmental community. «Baikal-Eco» participated in the public hearing in villages Novokizhinginsk, Edermeg, Kizhinga, and Ulan-Ude in November 2007. The results of the examination and the public hearings were widely covered by the media, news agencies and the Internet.

4. Public hearings on waste management. Members of the organization took part in organizing and conducting public discussion materials justification of the proposed activity to collect, use, neutralization, transportation and disposal of hazardous waste «Ozernoe mine» in village Ozernoe of Yeravninsky district June 22, 2008

5. The planned development of the Lake lead-zinc deposit in Yeravninsky district. In February 2011, was held public environmental assessment impact assessment on the environment on the project «Ozernoe Mine (Republic of Buryatia) and its infrastructure». Chairman of the commission - a leading researcher, acting Head of the Laboratory of the Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences E.V. Kislov, in the expert group included: Director of the Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, G.I. Tatkov, deputy director of the Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, A.M. Plyusnin, Senior Researcher, Institute of Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies, SB RAS B.B. Dashibalov, a senior researcher at the BINM SB RAS A.N. Gulyashinov, a senior researcher at the Institute of General and Experimental Biology B.B. Badmaev.

Consolidated expert report with recommendations, suggestions and positive assessment was referred to the expert commission of the state ecological expertise, authorities and local governments, mining companies and the designers brought to the attention of the local and the environmental community. «Baikal-Eco» participated in the public hearing in villages Ozernoe and Sosnovo-Ozerskoe in February 2011. The results of the examination and public hearings are widely was illuminated were the media, news agencies and the Internet.

6. The planned development of Ozernoe  lead-zinc deposit in Yeravninsky district. In June 2011, underwent repeat public environmental assessment evaluation the environmental impact of the project «Ozernoe mine (Buryat Republic) and Chairman of the commission – E.V. Kislov, members of expert group - G.I. Tatkov, A.M. Plyusnin, A.N. Gulyashinov.

Consolidated expert report with recommendations, suggestions and positive assessment was referred to the expert committee of the Main State examination bodies and local authorities, mining companies and the designers brought to the information and local environmental community.

«Baikal-Eco» participated in the public hearing in village Sosnovo-Ozerskoe in June 2011 results of the examination and public hearings were widely covered by the media, news agencies and the Internet.

Scientific conferences

Members of the organization regularly take part in organizing and conducting research conferences on economic development and environmental well-being of the Baikal region: All-Russian Conference «Geochemistry and mineralization of radioactive and rare metals in endogenous and exogenous processes» (Ulan-Ude, 2007), international conference «Problems of Geology, Mineral Resources and geoecology in West-Transbaikalia» (Ulan-Ude, 2007), All-Russian Workshop «Ore-bearing ultramafic-mafitum and carbonatite complexes of folded regions» (v. Goryachinsk, Pribaikalsky district, 2008), All-Russian scientific-practical conference «New and innovative types of deposits births of the Baikal region and Transbaikalia» (Ulan-Ude, 2010), Second All-Russian scientific-practical conference «Minerageny of Northeast Asia» (Ulan-Ude, 2011), Baikal International Conference «Geology of mineral deposits actuated» (v. Enkhaluk, Kabansky District, 2012), IV and III International Conference Youth Workshop «Ultrabasite-mafic complexes of folded regions and their Minerageny» (v. Baikalsky Priboy Kabansky District, 2012), III All-Russian Scientific-Practical Conference «Minerageny of Northeast Asia» dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Department of Geology Buryat State University (Ulan-Ude, 2012), IV All-Russian Scientific-Practical Conferenc «Geodynamics and metallogeny of North-East Asia», dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Geological

Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Educational activities

Members of the organization are constantly appear in the mass media: magazine «World of Baikal» newspaper «Buryatia», «Youth of Buryatia», «Science in Siberia» on TV-channels «Tivikom»,«Arig Us» and others. A series of articles published in academic publication «Geography and natural resources», published in the sections of the encyclopedia «Baikal: nature and the people» and «Buryatia».

Head of the organization E.V. Kislov elected chairman of the Commission on Environment and Nature of the Public Chamber of the Republic of Buryatia, Deputy Chairman Public Council under the Department of Rosprirodnadzor for the Republic of Buryatia, a member of the Public Environmental Council of the Government of the Republic. Organization «Baikal-Eco» unable to mediate multilateral collision of interest arising from the implementation of new business initiatives. for this involving different representatives of the scientific community and journalists.


- Tracking and comprehensive discussion of new business initiatives, and not only in the within the Baikal region;

- Promoting cost-effective, eco-friendly projects;

- Research;

- Media coverage of environmental issues.

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Regional public organization «Business club warm north of lake Baikal» (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)




Contact information:

671701, Republic of Buryatia, Severobaikalsk, Studentcheskaya, 12, apt. 12

Tel. / Fax: 89243914514, 89243981219


Director: Evgeny Mar'yasov

Year of establishment: 2010

The purposes of creation: the interaction between the members of the club for the development of eco and rural tourism through the establishment and operation of guest houses, mini-hotels, the system B & B, as well as the quality and variety of tourist services; assist in the protection of the legitimate interests of tourists; the legitimate interests of producers of tourism services: in the information support of tourists and in the preservation of unique recreational resources of the Lake Baikal (Russian cooperation with public and international organizations in this regard); the work of the Center for Urban Baikal hospitality.

Main activities:

- Creation of a unified database of manufacturers of travel services on the basis of guest houses;

- Training of club members by conducting specialized courses, seminars, lectures, etc .;

- Advertising of tourist services (guides, placing ads on the Internet, including tourist sites and cities of the republic, placing banner ads on the central streets; creation and maintenance of a website for information security);

- The establishment of direct contacts with domestic and foreign tour operators;

- Operational cooperation members via the Internet;

- Assistance to local small businesses in developing and implementing eco-tours in the north of Lake Baikal;

- The organization of environmental actions and active participation in them.

Implementation of projects:

- The creation of a collective website;

- The creation of a partnership with the NGO «BBT» first North Baikal city ecotrail «Panorama»;

- The project "The Gates of Time" by fencing off a monument of nature and archeology «Cape Ludar» from the machines (partnership with the NGO «BBT», Severobaikalsy district).

-Draft Local certification of tourism services;

-Draft Permanent system for training personnel for the tourist service through a system of courses at educational institutions of different levels and multi-company internship.

Results, Lessons, and Prospects

Creating an organization has allowed the local tourist business community, working mainly in small businesses, agree not to compete and to provide quality services and abide by a code of honor, which was adopted.

Our organization has been very popular both with locals and tourists and local government administrations.

Lessons interact with the public (local communities, including NGOs)

Locals in town Severobaykalsk and Severobaykalsky district, actively involved in the collaboration. Through social organization they receive counseling and undergo initial training on the organization of tourist services are good advertising, tourists come to them. Club members pay 300 rubles (annual membership fee) and pay for the visit and the salary of teachers. Communication between colleagues goes through Internet and mobile phones. Working together form a stable interaction between members with each other, which extends the range of tourist services.

It is gratifying to note the growth of social and environmental activism of people, which is reflected in the number of participants in environmental actions.

Interaction with public authorities

Local authorities and our organization have become partners. We are invited to the event, listen to suggestions and consider our views when planning their work.

A striking example is the holding in Severobaikalsk in December 2012 the initiative of the international conference «Ecology. Tourism. Education. 12.12.12». The conference was held at a high level, sounded a lot of ideas. For example, voiced the idea of creating a non-profit association of Baikal coastal areas in order to promote tourism.

Interaction with business

Club members as representatives of small businesses received more opportunities to interact with big business, which is beneficial to obtain maximum information and services in one place.

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Regional public organization Baikal information center «Gran» (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)



Contact information:

670000, Ulan-Ude, Borsoeva st, 9-1

Tel. / Fax: +7 (3012) 21-70-73



Director: Nina Dagbaeva Zhamsuevna

Year of establishment: 19 July 1999

The purposes of establishment: organization created from the experts of the International TACIS project "Promoting environmental awareness and social awareness at the Baikal region" (1998-2000).

Main activities

- Environmental education and social activities;

- Environmental enlightenment and education;

- Ensuring public access to information about Lake Baikal in the region;

- Collection, processing and dissemination of environmental information to the general public.

Baikal Information Center "Gran" took part:

- As a partner of the international network "Living Lakes", under the aegis of Global Fund for Nature;

- Partner of several international organizations;

- Participant of all international conferences "Living Lakes", where were the modern experience of environmental education and intercultural communication in the region and the world, and environmental projects have been presented;

- The initiator and executor of a number of major international ecological educational projects. Members of "Gran" visited the forums in Germany, USA, Japan, Mexico, Hungary, China, Great Britain, Spain, Italy and other countries, where invariably represented Buryatia as a territory open to innovation.

Implementation of projects

In 1999-2000. - International Project TACIS program "Environmental awareness and public awareness of Baikal region";

2000 - project for the Prevention of Pollution by DDT the Selenga River;

2000 - project "Ecological and educational environment of Baikal region";

2001 - publication of an illustrated magazine with environmental information "Grani Baikala" (Edges of Baikal);

2001 - VI International Conference "Living Lakes";

2001-2013. - Days of Lake Baikal;

From 2002-2004. - International network ecological project "Water for Life";

2002 - Environmental Project "Selenga - Baikal artery";

2003 - project "Children's electronic journal "Toonto Nyutag";

2003-2005 - "Summer volunteer camp« Summer Nature Camp »;

2004-2013 - International school exchange "Biological and cultural diversity of regions".

The period 2005-2009. - City program on environmental education, education and public awareness of Ulan-Ude;

2005 - Internet project "Barn Swallow";

2006 - contest "Eco-positive";

2006-2007,. - "Green vs. Gray";

2007 - grant competition "The best eco-education program;

2007 - Project "Ecoweek: competition among urban libraries";

2008 - socio-ecological project "soup and porridge - our food";

2008 - The International Telecommunication Project "Green Sails of Siberian larch";

2008 - pilot project "Selective waste collection in the educational institutions of Ulan-Ude";

2008 - Environmental Photo Contest "Beware of junk!";

2008 - Telecommunication Project "Green wealth of the city";

2009 - The organization and holding of an international Russian-German conference "Living Lakes - 10 years of partnership at Lake Baikal: opportunities and challenges for a sustainable future of man and the lake";

2010 - The project "Baikal craftsmen";

In 2010-2012. - The creation of teaching materials "Baikal Box" for students of primary and secondary school age;

For 2010-2013. - Grant project "Every drop matters - Lake Baikal" with the support of the UN Development Programme and Coca-Cola Company;

For 2011-2013. - Film Festival on the Environment «H2O - Baikal";

2012 - Project "to hear and understand each other";

2013 - a joint project with the GNF and the National Museum of the Republic of Buryatia "Why Baikal seal crying?"

Results, Lessons, and Prospects

Fourteen years of successful implementation of innovative environmental education and social projects. These innovations have been widely accepted in a number of countries. NGO’s from Germany, Japan, United States and other countries are eager to invite us to various conferences and forums in order to share our experience.

We believe that during such cooperation the global world becomes even closer. The lessons learned from our work: only enthusiasm and positive attitude helps in the work. The main directions for the future: the development of social partnership and the ability to find like-minded people, to identify weak points in the social and environmental development of our region and assist to our citizens, children, and nature.

Working with children (investments in the environment and childhood - it's a win-win investment).

Support innovative approaches in the environmental and intercultural education (development of new concepts and enrich their own practices).

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Regional public organization «Baikal innovation center» (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)



Contact information:

671220, Republic of Buryatia, Kabansky district, v. Tankhoi, Central Street, 17

Tel .: 8 (30138) 03/07/93, 8,950,131 38 84.


Director: Mel'kov Ian Aleksandrovich

Year of creation: 28 December 2008

The purposes of creation:

- Development, implementation and launch of experimental technologies aimed to economic and social development of Buryat Republic, the preservation and protection of the biosphere of Lake Baikal;

- Providing information, education and welfare to public, commercial and other organizations and citizens, leading research, educational and socially useful activities aimed at economic and social development of Buryat Republic;

- Active involvement of the regional community in the discussion of actual social political and economic problems of the Baikal region, the development of information space and social management.

Main activities:

- Development and implementation, together with interested agencies and organizations of regional programs of economic and social development of Buryat Republic;

- To draw public attention to the problems of economic and social development of Buryat Republic via the media;

- The establishment of research laboratories and experimental grounds;

- Training in modern technologies of organizations through workshops and consultations;

- Protection of the environment and animal welfare, organization and development of ecotourism;

- Assistance to organizations of all forms of ownership in the acquisition of equipment, materials, computing and office equipment necessary for informational and research activities;

- Establishing permanent links, experience exchange with other public organizations;

- Implementation of international contacts by joining to international associations and signing of appropriate agreements to coordinate solutions to common problems.

Implementation of projects

2008-2013. - International Exhibition of educational institutions (Novosibirsk);

The period of 2009-2013. - Organization and carrying out of the Baikal International School «Baikal- the pearl of the world»;

Of 2009-2010. - The development of a project to create a nursery for growing of blue spruce and Siberian pine;

2011 - The development of the project to create the Interregional educational platform "Intelligence of the Future" in conjunction with the All-Russian children's organization «Small Academy of Sciences»;

2012 - the beginning of the project "Training Center under the open sky"; organizing of two international volunteer camps supported by the program "Volunteers UNESCO World Heritage Site" in order to landscaping of summer field site;

2013 - holding of the first inter-regional Circum-Baikal expedition in the V International Baikal school; founding the Siberian pine nursery at school and Siberian pine alley at the Lake Baikal; The grant project «Siberian pine tract» under program «Every Drop Matters – Lake Baikal: Clean Baikal for a cleaner future."

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Regional public organization «Buryat regional association on lake Baikal (BRA on Lake Baikal)» (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)


«Buryat Regional Association

On Lake Baikal (BRA on Lake Baikal)»

Contact information:

670000, Ulan-Ude. Lenin st, 55, of. 66

Tel. / Fax: (301-2) 02/21/88




Director: Sergei Gerasimov Shaphaev

Manager: Belogolovov Vladimir Fedorovich

Secretary: Vera A. Gustomesov

Year of registration March 12, 1996 №1023 / 96 (founded in 1993 by the decision

The Supreme Council for the administration of the international project).

Director of BRA on Lake Baikal Sergei Gerasimovich Shaphaev

The purposes of establishment: the involvement of the population in the process of environmental management and promotion of innovation in the management of natural resources and biodiversity of the Baikal natural territory.

Main activities

Public environmental review, ecotourism, sustainable land planning, environmental-oriented business initiatives, support protected areas, cultural traditions and customs of the indigenous peoples in a balanced land use.

BRA on Lake Baikal - an umbrella organization with support centers work to identify promising areas. The structure of the organization consists of four business units:

1. East Siberian regional center of support for the project ROLL / FSD (Fund for sustainableable development). The main activities of the center - the distribution and support the successful experience of projects ROLL / FSD in Eastern Siberia.

2. Baikal center of public environmental expertise (BCPEE). engaged in opposition environmentally dangerous investment projects through upholding interests of the local population in the areas of implementation of these projects through the support local activity.

3. Support Center Regional Ecotourism (SCRE). Engaged in supporting and implementation eco-tourism projects aimed in the Baikal region.

4. Center geoecological studies (CGS). Provides innovative technologies in the field of natural resource management at the regional and local level. The center was established and operated by the East Siberian State University of Technology on the basis of a cooperation agreement.


Implementation of projects

Over the past 20 years:

- Holds more than 100 environmental and social projects to support local communities in Buryat Republic;

- Attracted more than 70 million rubles, extra (grant) funds;

- Services provided to local communities in the amount of more than 150 million rubles;

- Public support system being the most dangerous investment projects;

- Lack of cooperation with the authorities (participation in public councils departments), with partners at the local, domestic and international levels.

Created by: intersectoral cooperation mechanisms (social contract); resource centers of the partner organizations on the coast of Lake Baikal; Association Baikal Pomorie (of socially-oriented NGOs) «Podlemorye».

Published training materials:

1. Shaphaev S.G., Zhelaeva S.E. The procedure for assessing the environmental impactand public evaluation of investment projects (for example, construction projects OIL & GAS systems). Handbook / SG Shaphaev, SE Zhelaeva. - Irkutsk: IROO "Baikal Environmental Wave", 2006 - 64.

2. Shaphaev S.G., Zhelaeva, S.E. Evaluating the effectiveness of investment projects as a tool for the balanced development of the Baikal natural territory / S.G. Shaphaev, S.E. Zhelaeva. - Ulan-Ude: Publishing House of the Buryat State University, 2007 - 85.

3. Belogolovov V..F Toolkit for Public support community development projects / VF Belogolovov. - Ulan-Ude: Publishing House of the NGO "BROB", 2010

4. Belogolovov V.F. Guidelines for the preparation and implementation of the Social Contract (based on Buryat Republic) / V.F. Belogolovov. -Ulan-Ude: Publishing Association "BROB", 2011


1. All projects are successfully completed. There are examples of self-development in the post-project phase.

2. The organization serves as a resource center in Buryatia for socially-oriented NGOs in Buryatia.


1. Interactions with the population (local communities, including with NGOs) need to develop criteria for evaluating the activities of NGOs, and including impact on society.

2. Interaction with public authorities: you can deal with the administrations of different levels; environmental constraints are not an obstacle, as an incentive for development; you need to have power and society was a common national idea.

3. Interaction with the business: a socially responsible business is only under pressure; learn to look for and appreciate partners in all sectors of the community; examples of creating viable «stuffed» NGOs are absent.


1. Increase the share of Russian resources in the annual budget of the organization. To do this, is preparing a draft of the Republican target program («Project management»), the project of republic act «On the social order» (to use the experience of its partners plan to establish an endowment businesses).

2. Multiply the experience, knowledge and skills in the areas of Buryatia, and including on the preparation of public contracts, the creation of maps of local values and fund future generations of Russian citizens.

3. To transfer experience to young, which you need to strengthen the work with the youth wing of the organization.

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Regional public organization «Ecological and humanities center «Etnae» (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)



Contact information:

670034 Republic of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude, Zhukovskogo st., 5-58

Tel. 8-3012-44-69-53


Director: Rossikhina Larisa Anatolievna

Year of establishment: August 2008

Head of the organization Rossikhina Larisa Anatolievna

Mission. Regional public organization "Ecological and humanitarian center «Etna» - public organization of the Buryat Republic, focused on environmental education and socially meaningful activities.

The purposes of creation: the formation of the value orientations of the younger generation through environmental and humanitarian education and the development of social partnership.

Main activities:

- Environmental education;

- Community involvement in solving social and environmental problems in the region;

- The development of civic pupils and students through involvement in environmental activities;

- Education of ethnic tolerance among young people;

- Raising awareness of the society;

- Promoting healthy lifestyles;

- Development of social activity of the local community.

NGO «Etna» - a regional organizer of the national competition of educational research environmental projects «Man on Earth» and interregional competition «Instrumental research environment».

Implementation of the projects and the results

From 2008 to 2013. a number of environmental assaults to clean shorelines of Lake Baikal with the maximum number of participants to 200 people each, as well as environmental landings in Ulan-Ude to clean the shoreline of the Selenga River, park of  S. Oreshkova.

NGO «Etna» - one of the organizers of the first Republican rally of young ecologists (July 2009). Participation in the international conference «Living Lakes» (2009).

September 2009 - autumn Baikal Eco-schools on the basis of the Baikal Museum of SB RAS (village Listvyanka, Irkutsk region);

October 2009 - the activities of the International Day of Climate Action;

November 2010 - participation in the opening of the fair commercial and social initiatives youth «Ideas. Inventions. Innovation»;

September 2010 and September 2014 - at the International environmental education center «Istomino» held 1 and 2 and the 3rd Baikal eco-school volunteers.

Second Baikal Eco-schools in International eco-educational center «Istomino», September 2010

In the period 2008-2013. NGO «Etna» participated in the organization and methodical

ensuring environmental annual summer schools (camps) on the basis of «Gymnasium  №14»: Summer chemical-ecological school, «Academy of discovery», «Baykalenok», «City masters», «City of Masters-2», «Water School», «School Climate». Result - 3

place in the national contest ecological camps in 2011, 2 in 2012

In 2011, the NGO «Etna» initiated and participated in organizing and conducting the republican scientific-practical conference of students in the third Samaevski readings (Oka district).

The organization participated in actions in defense of Lake Baikal (2010), in the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster (2011), forest fire prevention, the promotion of the rational use of energy and water resources.

Experience more than 50 times positioned at seminars and conferences at all levels: from the city to the international. Successfully developing interregional and international cooperation. Participation in the Russian-German project «Water for Life», participated in the 3rd International Environmental Film Festival «Water and Film» (Marseilles, 2012). In January and September 2010 - Participation in the seminar «Interaction of government, non-governmental and non-profit organizations in the US in the field of environmental education» (Ulan-Ude). In January 2011 and

April 2013th - participation in Russian-American seminar on environmental education.

In February 2010, took part in the Russian-Mongolian meeting on Environmental Cooperation (Ulan-Baatar, Mongolia). Winning the competition methodological developments that took place in the framework of the International Project on climate protection FEE

(2011, 2012).

Among our partners - environmental organizations (government and NGO) of the Buryat Republic, Irkutsk and Amur regions, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Germany, Mongolia, USA.

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Regional public organization «Zoodefenders of Buryatia» (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)



Contact information:

670000, Ulan-Ude, Lane Pskovsky, 38

Tel. 600-380


Supervisors: Co-Chairs of the Board Bahanova Ekaterina Mikhailovna., Filippova Natalia Vladimirovna

Year of establishment: 2009

The purposes of creation: help homeless animals, animal rights on the territory Buryatia.

Main activities

Reduction in the number of homeless animals. Sterilization of stray animals based shelter «Cat and dog». Vaccination to prevent occurrence of rabies and other infectious diseases. Search for new owners pets shelter. Development of shelter for homeless animals «Cat and dog» in Ulan-Ude and distribution of activities in the areas of the country. In social awareness of the concept of liability of owners of animals and prevent their uncontrolled reproduction. Educating the humane treatment of animals.

Implementation of projects

In 2011, he successfully implemented the project "Let's help smaller brothers", which aims - moral education of troubled teens, promoting the humane treatment of animals among the inhabitants of the private sector in Ulan-Ude, to draw public attention to the problem of stray animals. To the project attracted more than 30 troubled teens village Yuzhlag indirectly (through the project participants) more than 100 children, 260 adults - residents village Yuzhlag and about 2,000 residents of Ulan-Ude (through the media and held shares). Over 100 animals were sterilized, 50 was attached to the new family.

In 2012, the realized portion of long-term program «Humane regulation of the number of homeless animals in 2011-2013». Found new owners of nearly 250 cats and dogs from the shelter. Renovated electricity at the shelter, animal houses, built new cages, held the indoor plumbing, installed a pumping station, new fencing the area shelter. Conducted sterilization of more than 200 animals, vaccination of more than 350 pets. A number of shares, together with the media to promote the humane treatment of animals and prevent their uncontrolled reproduction.

In 2013, the continued implementation of the «Humane regulation of the number stray animals for 2011-2013». Held public meetings in the form of charity concerts in support of the shelter. On the basis of the shelter with the participation of school and university students of Buryatia held «lessons of kindness». The event was attended by over 2000 people. Sterilized 150 animals vaccinated more than 200, built out of about 320.

Developed electronic program activities shelter, including registration and accounting of arrival and departure of animals, their vaccination and sterilization, feed consumption, etc.

Results, Lessons, and Prospects

During the period of 2011-2013 our organization prevented an increase in the number of stray animals in the amount of 7,200 individuals (on the basis that one female on average brings to 8 pups twice a year).

In 2014-2015, we planned to continue the implementation of a comprehensive program «Reducing the number of homeless animals».

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Republican public organization ecologica associations «Laboratory of active tourism» (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)



Contact information:

670050, Ulan-Ude, Mikoyana st., 5-57

Tel .: 8 (3012) 25-37-32, 89148481654



Director: Zadevalova Svetlana Valentinovna

Year of establishment: 1992

The purposes of creation: education of socially active, healthy and harmonious development of the child, the formation of personality, adapted to life in a dynamic society, promoting personal and professional self-determination.

Main activities:

- Formation of active life position, involvement of children and young people to healthy and an active lifestyle;

- The organization of expeditions, hiking (including sports, categorical), environmental camps, learning the basics of ecotourism;

- Development of volunteerism to help protected areas;

- Environmental education and education of children and youth;

- Aesthetic education, development of creative abilities.

Implementation of projects


- A project to prepare for publication Photoguide plants Baikal region «Taiga wonderful outfits»;

- A project with a partner organization DJO-Deutsche Jugend in Europa (German Youth Europe) - a workshop in Munich and Ötztal in the international exchange of experts «Teaching methods used in German-Russian youth tourist and environmental projects»;

- «Volunteer vacations on MAB – 2011» in the German-Russian exchange.


- «Prevention of drug use among adolescents and young people through sport and tourism»;

- Project from the partner organization DJO-Deutsche Jugend in Europa (German youth in Europe)

- Workshop in Düsseldorf and the River Moselle valley in the international exchange of experts to work in the German-Russian youth tourist and environmental projects – «Wonder-Wunder -2012».


- «Active tourism as a means of preventing drug abuse among young people."

- A project with a partner organization: DJO-Deutsche Jugend in Europa (German youth

Europe) - a workshop in Munich and Ötztal in the international exchange of experts "Teaching methods used in German-Russian youth tourist and environmental projects";

- "All the world for you" - the organization and carrying out of tourist festival.

Experience a non-profit organization for information, consulting and methodological support socially-oriented non-profit organizations:

- Conducting workshops, classes, open training, elective courses, stocks, environmental assaults; competitions of different directions, from sports and recreation to the classification; refresher courses on tourism, sports tourism, orienteering, rock climbing, basics of life safety; conferences; campaigns as weekend and sports,

categorical; expeditions, environmental campaigns; climbing, hiking, seminars, etc. activities;

- Association "LAT" was the first rafting on sports catamarans on the Selenga River for wheelchair users. Since 1998, this event is held by different organizations;

- ROOEO "LAT" directs the preparation, organization and conduct of the project "Volunteer Vacation" for the construction and improvement of the ecological trail. The project runs from 1998 to the present. The trail is functioning successfully. Every year in the improvement of trails attended by at least 50 people. During the period of the creation of trails along it has been more than 1,000 people. The project has received support from the organization «Watch Baikal» (USA), Administration of Buryat Republic, State Committee on Youth, Center of youth tourism and local history Buryat Republic, Fund "Yves Rocher" (France) and others organizations.

The project was awarded the diploma of 3 degrees in the Russian competition variable programs in the field of rehabilitation, employment of children, adolescents, young people;

- From 2005 to 2008 NGO «LAT» was the host organization for the American volunteers in the framework of the «US-Russia Volunteer Initiative». The project was funded by the Agency for International Development, through IREX (USA) and the Russian Union of Youth;

- NGO "LAT" conducts training courses on organizational educational-methodical activities of institutions of additional education in the Republican center of youth tourism Buryat Republic, town Severobaykalsk, Kizhinginsky district and others regions.

Up, Lessons and Prospects

Today the «Laboratory of Active Tourism» (LAT) - one of the prominent organizations in Buryat Republic, in other Russian cities. Initially, the purpose of the organization was to educate socially active, healthy and harmonious development of children, capable of adapting to a rapidly changing society, facilitating their personal and professional self determination. For many, it became a matter of life. But even if our children and do not have dedicated their lives to tourism, ethnography and history. That is, people who know how to take care of our wonderful nature. Knowing the history of his native land. Who are not afraid of difficulties and know what his friend's shoulder, mutual understanding and respect.

LAT organizes expeditions, hikes, including a high category complexity. We teach teenagers the basics of ecotourism, developing volunteer movement. In addition, the organization is engaged in aesthetic education and development of children's creative abilities. Everyone can choose the cause that he liked. The work takes place in the framework of special projects. Some of them - standing, many - since the founding of the organization. For example, the construction of ecological trail «Path to pure Baikal» in the Zabaikalsky National Park; summer environmental camp «Children and epishura - keepers of Lake Baikal»; regional competitions in orienteering «Race of the fittest»; children's camp «Cedar» (creative unity of children and their parents); «Volunteer Vacation».

Using traditional construction members of LAT built simulator «climbing wall» for rock climbing in the winter and in the offseason in the school gymnasium №7 village. Aviazavod. On the basis of this section is organized climbing simulator. One of the tasks of the work of volunteers LAT - rally based simulator group of enthusiasts to create social and sporting tourist center for employment of children, adolescents, young workers and villagers.

Work on the project «Institute of volunteer initiatives» It aims to prepare leaders for the foremen international volunteer projects for the construction of trails and other assistance to the Protected Areas.

Popularization of environmental awareness among the population - one of the main directions of our work. Therefore, we publish a full-color booklet with information on the Zabaikalsky National Park (ZNP) and the trail «Path to pure Baikal» (PPB). Already issued two booklets in Russian and in English. Furthermore, a mock-up of the Plants Photo-Baikal region «Taiga wonderful outfits». In this colorful book in a popular form talked about the different types of plants growing in the ZNP.

Organize archaeological and natural history expeditions to Merkit fortress. This ancient fortress Tai Khan, associated with the name of the legendary Genghis Khan, whose story they find out on the spot for a long time past events.

In NGO «LAT» suitably qualified coaches and athletes to organize groups to go climbing, sports tourism, orienteering. At present, formed by a group of like-minded, having extensive experience and high qualifications in sports tourism, mountaineering, rock climbing, orienteering. All of them are studies in sections for children and adolescents.

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Severobaikalsk division of NGO «Great Baikal trail» (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)



Contact information:

671701, Republic of Buryatia, Severobaikalsk,

Studentcheskaya st. t, 12, Apt. 16

Tel. / Fax: (30130) 2-38-60, 89243914514


Director: Mar'yasov Evgeny Aleksandrovich

Year of establishment: 2003

Head of the organization Evgeny Mar'yasov

The purposes of creation:

- The ideology of ecotourism in the local community;

- Promoting real ecotourism in the North Baikal through international

voluntary movement.

Main activities:

- Active cooperation with local authorities and stakeholders to establish a network of nature hiking trails in the north of Lake Baikal;

- Assistance to local small businesses in developing and implementing eco-tours in the north of Lake Baikal;

- Attracting local youth and students, educational institutions and non-governmental organizations to participate in volunteer projects to create BBT;

- Advertising ideas Great Baikal Trail through the media and promotions.

Implementation of projects

- To establish a network of trails on Sludyansky lakes with access to a. Baikal (16 km), on Sludyansky Gallery - (2 km) and around the Children's Camp «Echo» (2 km), only 20 km away. These trails are built according to international standards, labeled, provided information boards, leaflets with maps and information on the 2 languages and widely used as travel agencies and independent tourists;

From 2010 to 2013. in this area there are local volunteer action to clean the tracks of fallen trees and garbage collection.

Further development of the site and its content BBT entered a new phase, due to its gradual transition to the jurisdiction of the local specially protected natural area «Recreation Site Severobaykalsk» and with the village administration. Baikal. The project is implemented with the support of the Administration Severobaikalsky district, which began to finance projects for the development of trails and landscaping places of mass tourists. Funding for the project «The Gates of time» for the protection of the passage of cars on Cape Ludar where wheels destroyed unique natural landscape and archaeological complex, allowed for 2 years to build a gate for pedestrians and wooden fence 250 m. Now we are preparing a set of information panels for arranging the input node;

- Project within the BBT at the initiative of the NGO «Baykalplan» (Dresden, Germany) «Frolihinskaya coastal adventure trail» (Frolikha Adnenture Coastline Trak) from the mouth of the river. Verhnyaya Angara to resort Khakusy calling at Lake Frolikha length of 60 km.

From 2010 to 2013. Trail completed, extended to 100 km and reaches the river. Shirildy. Equipped with parking, marking bridges across rivers, information boards. Renovated two winter quarters, which will provide overnight ski groups of tourists. On this route started working ecotours, which holds local travel agencies, in partnership with the German and Russian tour operators;

- The project path to the highest point of the Baikal Mountains - cape Kotelnikovsky - mountain Cherskogo.

Very popular route from the mountain hikers and climbers, remote area will be available to a greater number of nature lovers. In 2013, work began on the first site and made exploration on all 30 km of the trail. The project will also partner – with NGO «BBT» (Irkutsk), Association «Baykalplan» (Dresden), and the local tourist industry;

- Design of the first North Baikal city ecotrail «Panorama». This trail is located directly in the city, has a length of 2 km and passes through the unique mountain-taiga landscapes and some beautiful vantage points. Affiliate Project GS «Warm North Baikal» «BBT» and the administration of the municipality «City Severobaikalsk».

Up, Lessons and Prospects

BBT project became a real mechanism for the development of ecotourism in the Northern Baikal more and more young people engaging in it and representatives of other sectors of the population. project

- This is a great advertisement of our region in the west, in addition, it promotes intercultural exchange.

BBT development raises a number of problematic issues:

1. There is a need to formalize prepared sections of trails, as well as promising projected to provide a guaranteed safe passage of tourists on the beach, in connection with the privatization process begins (hidden privatization) of land.

2. Sharpening contradiction between the plans of local governments for the construction of tourist facilities such as entertainment and the interests of eco-tourists who prefer a quiet holiday and advocate for the maximum preservation of the landscape intact.

Lessons interact with the public (local communities, including with NGOs)

To participate in projects over the years attracted BBT 129 local volunteers. Is This older students and young people who are prepared to work in the tourist services as well as adults, guiding, or simply activists ecotourism. For all of them involved in projects - a good school training for a better understanding of ecotourism, its place and role in its development. In addition, it is a great language practice.

Creation of trails for tourists on Lake Baikal coincided with the emergence of a new system of local government administration in the form of rural settlements, the task is to earn more money for your budget. Some rural communities have realized that ecotourism - a profitable business. And is most likely begin done through the village school, which can give accommodation, food, transportation, museum, guides and teachers and their students, and now ready to sites of tourist trails that lead to interesting objects visit. Note especially Kindigirskuyu

Evenki high school (river Holodnaya) and Baikal high school. criterion can serve as the intensity of visiting tourists trails, reaching and registered through a school.

Interaction with public authorities

A good example of cooperation with the authorities can be called cooperation with the Directorate «Podlemorye» (Ovdin M.E.) and forestry Severobaykalsky Federal State Institution «Agency of Forestry» (Nazarov S.P.). With their help manage all aspects of the delivery of the volunteers at the place of work (boat) and issued permits.

Interaction with business

For the first time began to develop partnerships in the construction of trails cape Kotelnikovsky – mountain Cherskogo. This company «Portal» (Fomin V.H.). It is also planned participation of other entrepreneurs and business structures in this project. This is a very important factor, as in the area of protected areas is not any level, because business is committed to the delivery of volunteers, providing them with housing and services at the recreation center.

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Tahoe-Baikal institute (Russia, Republic of Buryatia)


Contact information:


Program director in the United States: Mattew Robertson

Coordinator in Ulan-Ude: Seseg Balzhinova -

Coordinator of Irkutsk Olga Mikhaleva -

Year of establishment: 1990

Mission: Tahoe-Baikal Institute (TBI) - international non-governmental organization focused on carrying out programs for cultural exchange, study and protect the watershed of Lake Baikal (Russia, Mongolia) and Lake Tahoe (USA).

Public organization «Tahoe-Baikal Institute» has existed since the 1990s., Since Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev signed an agreement on the exchange of students within the framework of environmental conservation projects Lake Tahoe (California and Nevada) and Baikal (Buryat Republic, Irkutsk region) .

Implementation of projects

TBI implements two main programs - Summer Environmental Exchange «Summer Ecological Exchange» and exchange of TBI for graduates «Alumni Internship Program». TBI program implementation was made possible by the participation and support of many governmental and non-governmental organizations, research institutes and educational institutions. In America, it is the University of California (Davis), University of Nevada (Reno), the Agency for Protection of Lake Tahoe, US Forest Service, Environmental Protection Agency State of California and many others. In Russia - Irkutsk and Buryat State University, Baikal Museum, Faculty of service and advertising of Irkutsk State University (ISU) research centers of cities of Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude, nature reserves and national parks, public organization «Great Baikal Trail», «Baikal Environmental Wave», «Eсoleague» and others.

Summer Environmental Exchange has been held for more than 20 years. Young and talented experts in the field of environmental protection in Russia, Mongolia, North America and other parts of the world are studying the problem of drainage basin, as well as their solutions. The program for young researchers organized meetings with experts and environmental enterprises, interactive workshops, and environmental restoration projects on the Tahoe and Lake Baikal. In this program, all participants get a great experience of intercultural communication, meet with experts in the field of ecology - scientists, government officials, community organizations, learn languages, reclaim territory, go hiking, and more.

Each year, the program is changed, we try to establish new contacts, to cooperate with new and exciting organizations. In 2011, 2012. the program has been modified to organize similar events in Mongolia, and the participants were given the opportunity to visit one program in three countries. In 2013, carried out a shortened version of a summer exchange where only Russian students participated in the program in the United States and Russia. In recent years, the summer ecological metabolism in TBI has developed close cooperation with the Baikal State Nature Biosphere Reserve, where the group carried out research projects on the ecology, botany, soil science, sociology, under the guidance of experienced professionals. In 2013, was first established by an agreement with the Department of Tourism of the Faculty of service and advertising of Irkutsk State University, as a result of organized similar projects in the scientific and educational center of ISU «Sarma» near the island Olkhon.

Group projects on the lake Tahoe and give participants an invaluable experience with agencies, organizations and academic institutions on topics relevant to the region. From 2010-2013 along with group projects in Ulan-Ude and Irkutsk organized meetings with government and non-governmental environmental agencies.

Mini-projects conducted jointly with the National Ecological and Biological Center (Ulan-Ude), Sosnovo-Ozerskaya comprehensive school №2 (Buryat Republic, Yeravninsky District), a boarding school №21 RAO «Russian Railways» (Buryat Republic, Pribaikalskiy district, village Tankhoi), NGO «Ecoleague» (Ulan-Ude), the Botanical Garden of Irkutsk State University (Irkutsk), the Baikal Museum (Irkutsk Region, village Listvyanka), Great Baikal Trail (Irkutsk), Limnological Institute Russian Academy of Sciences.

Participants in the program in 2013

In 2013, moreover, that the program was carried out in the states of California and Nevada, the opportunity to visit Arizona, thanks to a meeting organized by the NGO «Earth Island Institute». In addition to formal meetings, participants saw the greatest natural attractions of the US National Park «Yosemite» (Yosemite), the National Park of «Death Valley» (Death Valley), National Park «Grand Canyon» (Grand Canyon).

In 2011, training was organized for graduates TBI «Alumni Internship Program», to strengthen relations between the Tahoe-Baikal Institute and graduates, and there are more than 400 people. Under this program, the trainee was given the opportunity to select a suitable partner organization by profession or scientific work, in which you can acquire new knowledge, skills, and at the same time to share their experiences, skills for solving problems of the local catchment area. In the first year the program was attended by graduates from the Russian side, in 2012-2013. held mutual exchange between graduates United States, Russia and Mongolia. From 2011-2013,. host organizations for trainees were Limnological Institute, Laboratory «Problems of adaptation of biological systems», Research Institute of Biology at Irkutsk State University, Institute of natural Science, The Suagar Pine Foundation, South Lake Tahoe, Desert Research Institute, Tahoe-Baikal Institute, Mongolian Ministry of Environment and Green Development, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.

Up, Lessons and Prospects

Despite a long history of complex relationships between Russia (USSR) and the United States, our social organization operates. Now there is another cooling of relations and the closure of many joint projects. For two years, the exchange takes place only in one direction. Russians come for the experience in the United States, and the Americans to us - no. It is hoped that the Tahoe-Baikal Institute will not stop its activities, and will be for years to come. The United States and Russia have much in common, and we can work together to address urgent environmental problems.

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Baikal environment wave (Russia, Irkutsk region)


Contact Information:

664017, Irkutsk, Lermontova st., 140. Tel. / Fax: 8 (3952) 52-58-70



Council co-chairs: Burov E.M., Ogorodnikova I.N., Rikhvanova M.P.

Year of establishment: 1990, officially registered in 1992

Purpose of creation: to facilitate the transition of society on the path of sustainable development when human needs fit within the nature and the environment remains the greatest extent saved.

Main activities:

- Support for environmental education and awareness;

- Informing the public and to create conditions for public debate on environmental issues;

- Promote the growth of civic engagement in the community;

- Ensuring public participation in the decision-making process;

- Monitoring of compliance with environmental standards and regulations in the economic activity, environmental standards legislation.

Implementation of projects

In 2012, implemented the project «Reduce damage to agricultural fire wild Predbajkalja!». The main goal - the maximum information to the public and authorities about the negative impact on agricultural fire nature of the associated problems. In the period from May 22 to July 18, conducted 5 field trips in the forest-steppe regions of the Irkutsk region. Published and distributed (including schools, libraries) booklet «Pribaikalskyya steppe in the ring of fire». Project site

In 2012 and 2013. held public and scientific Baikal expedition. This is a pilot project to bring together resources and public organizations, local residents, science and educational institutions to assess the state of bays of Lake Baikal, the identification of indicators that state involvement in environmental monitoring of local residents.

In 2012, made the sampling and analysis of water from surface water (river, lake. Baikal), wells and other drinking water for local residents, conducted a survey of local residents and visitors to nine settlements in the south and south-east of Lake Baikal. The project created two public environmental agency on Lake Baikal – «River Watch» in Listvyanka and «Water Patrol» in Turka Preliminary results of the Baikal expedition announced in the Baikal Museum, at a meeting with members of refresher courses of educators, as well as the Public Council on the Environment of the Government of the Irkutsk region.

In 2013, on Olkhon island assess the status of populations of plants listed in the Red Book of the Russian Federation and the Irkutsk Region: Olkhon astragalus and cherepoplodnik schetinistovaty; and examined the condition of the relic poplar groves of fragrant Delta Goloustnaya. The results of the expedition published on,

The alarming state of the Red Book of plants, logging and other issues were made inquiries in the West Baikal Prosecutor's Office, which audited. The prosecutor's office revealed violations of environmental laws.

In 2013, completed the project «International mutual assistance for sustainable development», in which assisted in the direction of environmentally oriented development of settlements in the Central Ecological Zone of the Baikal area (in accordance with the Federal Law «On Protection of Lake Baikal» and in support of the federal program «Protection Lake Baikal and the socio-economic development of the Baikal natural territory for 2012-2020»). In the village of Bolshoe Goloustnoye, Maloe Goloustnoye and and urban settlement Baikalsk with the participation and assistance of municipalities conducted an inventory of internal resources of the territories, primarily social, webinars to discuss topical issues and the development of environmentally oriented conference «The role of civil society in the sustainable development of local communities». As a result, developed the concept of sustainable ecologically oriented development of town Baikalsk, villages Bolshoe and Maloe Goloustnoye. Project site

In June 2013, together with the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and with the participation of Commission for Water Coordination of Central Asia and the Environmental Department of the European Economic Commission held XIII International conference «Rivers of Siberia and the Far East», the results of which published a collection of materials.

In 2012 and 2013. implemented projects to disseminate the practice of building environmentally friendly composting toilets on the shores of Lake Baikal. A total of six built peat compost composting toilets for children's summer camps and tourist facilities.

NGO «BEW» - the regional coordinator of the international environmental program «Eco-Schools/Green Flag» and the international program SPARE (School program resources and energy). Guided tours in the interactive environmental center to inform about the possibilities of modern energy-saving and environmentally friendly lifestyle benefits. Develops and publishes interactive teaching and benefits of environmental issues: drive «Measure your carbon footprint», the game manual «Eco footprint goods» board games.

As part of a long-term project, in November-December 2013, together with an expert on birds of prey Stuart Miller (Scotland) and the Chinese Han Lyantsian ornithologist from the Southwest Forest University Kunming, members of the «Baikal Environmental Wave» made an expedition to China to study wintering sites Baikal imperial eagle population.

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Centre for independent social research and education (Russia, Irkutsk region)



Contact information:

Irkutsk, Lenina st., 6a

Tel. / Fax: 8 (3952) 33-37-21



Director: Rozhansky Mikhail

Year of establishment: 2002.

It was then, with the support of the St. Petersburg Center for Independent Social Research succeeded in uniting into one organization a large research team that worked on the program «Teacher-researcher» and a two-year education and research program «Ethnopolitical situation in the Baikal region» (Irkutsk University with support from the Ford Foundation) .

Main areas of work

Along with the research and educational activities of the Centre for Independent Social Research and Education conducts marketing and consulting work since the beginning of 2003. During this time, sold more than 50 research projects of different types and volume. Created an extensive database of methodological and other materials assembled a unique team of professional performers. All this allows us today as efficiently as possible to conduct market research.

The center works in projects «Expert» magazine and the Fund for Public Opinion Research.

Center - a research organization that enables constant internal quality assessment work and allows employees to constantly improve their skills and expand their knowledge.

We use quantitative research methods (such as the mass survey) and qualitative (in-depth interviews, focus group).

Implementation of projects:

- International Conference of Young Researchers of Siberia «Siberia socialist soviet century in private memory», April 7-12, 2013, Irkutsk.

- International Conference of Young Researchers of Siberia «Siberia socialist-II. Soviet past today: practices, institutions, generation».May 25-30, 2014, Bratsk and Ust-Ilim.

- VI Baikal International School for Social Research «Historical Memory and generational analysis» (August 27 - September 2, 2013, Irkutsk).

- V Baikal International School for Social Research «Actors of social change. Humanities in public debates, social movements and social projects»юAugust 30 - September 5, 2012, Irkutsk, Olkhon Island.

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Irkutsk regional branch Russian geographical society (Russia, Irkutsk region)



Contact information:

664033, Irkutsk, Ulan-batarskaya st., 1, Institute of Geography of  V.B. Sochava

Tel. (3952) 42-64-60

Fax (3952) 42-27-17



Chairman: Korytny Leonid Markusovich

Scientific Secretary: Myasnikov Svetlana Ivanovna

Chairman of the IRB RGS Leonid Markusovich Korytny

East-Siberian department of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society was founded in 1851 on the initiative of Governor N.N. Muravev (later Muravev-Amursky). It was formed only six years after the organization of the Geographical Society and has long been one of the most powerful centers for the study of nature, geography, ethnography, the Far East and Siberia.

The main activities: promotion of local history and geographical knowledge. Members of the Irkutsk branch actively published, hold meetings devoted to geographical problems. Kernel compartment is at the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Irkutsk regional museum. Actively involved in the work of the Faculty of History of Irkutsk State University, Mining Faculty of Irkutsk State Technical University, Department of Geography teaching academy.

Implementation of projects

Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the governor of Irkutsk region Sergey Eroschenko noted that in 2013, the department has successfully implemented the planned program of activities.

Support regional Board of Trustees in 2014 will have 15 projects totaling 1,365,000 rubles. «Priority is given to school local history projects, and projects of the «heartland» of the region – Ust- Kut, Zhigalovo Zalarinsky District», - said Leonid Markusovich.

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Irkutsk city -public organization «Baikal environmental education» (Russia, Irkutsk region)



Contact information:

664056, Irkutsk, Sverdlovsk district, Mukhina st, 2 and

Tel. (3952) 41-98-61


Director: Markov Sergey Yurievich

The purposes of creation: education and the formation of public ecological and patriotic consciousness in the field of wildlife, culture, historical and geological sites.

Main activities: creation and distribution of training and education, environmental, ethnographic, geographic, and other picture, video and software for educational institutions and anyone interested in cinema as a means of teaching and learning. Seminars, courses on the theory of the subject and field days to practice shooting.

The organization's activities carried out throughout the Irkutsk region and Buryatia.

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Irkutsk regional public organization «Baikal environment network association» (Russia, Irkutsk region)



Contact information:

664082, Irkutsk, m / p Universitetsky, 92-93

Tel. / Fax: +7 (3952) 51-20-82



Director: Kuzevanova Elena Nikolaevna

Year of establishment: September 1, 2000

The purposes of creation: the continuation of the ecological, educational, educational, informational activities initiated members of the organization in the international project TACIS «Ecological Information and Public Awareness Promotion in the Lake Baikal Region» (1998-2000 gg.)

Main activities

- Participate in the development, testing and implementation of environmental programs, learning and teaching materials for pre-school, school and higher education, advanced training;

- Promotion of a population environmentally oriented of attitudes, traditions and skills;

- Promoting public access to information, including by means of modern communication technologies;

- Partnership in the field of information and educational exchange with public education and environmental organizations, including international ones;

- Development, publication and implementation of programs, training manuals Baykalovedeniyu and ecology.

Implementation of projects

Of 2009-2010. - Grant «Baikal school for young researchers for people living in remote areas of the Irkutsk Region»;

2010 - The project «Preparation and publication of a special course» of Baykalovedenie. Living world of Lake Baikal. Man and the Baikal. 6 (7) classes» (E.N. Kuzevanova authors, V.N. Sergeev);

2011 - present - preparation and participation in the regional experimental testing programs Baykalovedenie in educational institutions of the Irkutsk region;

2012 - Development and publication of a manual «Baikal fun» (authors T.N. Kliment'ev, N.V. Stenina);

2013 - preparation and publication together with the Baikal Museum ISC SB RAS methodological guide for a special course on baykalovedeniyu "Contour maps of Lake Baikal" (by the development of E.N. Kuzevanova).

Up, Lessons and Prospects

The successful operation of the organization - the result of many years of cooperation with research institutes of the Irkutsk Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, specialists of ministries and departments of the Irkutsk region: the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, the Legislative Assembly, the Ministry of Education and its departments, the Government of

Irkutsk region, international educational and environmental projects, participation in conferences, forums and exchange programs.

The main direction of the future work of the organization is to develop and improve the international exchange, training programs and workshops, courses Baykalovedenie, ecology, nature conservation.

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NGO «Defense of lake Baikal together» (Russia, Irkutsk region)


Contact information:

664053 Irkutsk, Rosa Luxemburg st., 202 b

Tel. 8 (3952) 55-10-59 (dob.214)



Year of establishment: 2008 (Certificate of state registration in the Ministry of

Justice in the Irkutsk region of June 17, 2008 № 3814050461)

Director: Tatiana Butakova

Environmental Association, whose activities are carried out through annual membership fees and donations.

The purposes of creation: environmental rehabilitation shores of Lake Baikal, the formation of ecological culture of the population.

Main activities:

- Implementation of environmental education, education among children, youth and adults;

- Involvement of employees of the parent companies, their families, partners and citizens to charitable and social activities to clean up the shores of the lake. Baikal;

- Maintaining the purity of the territory of the coastal zone of Lake Baikal;

- Cooperation with public authorities, with non-profit and public organizations to meet the challenges on the lake. Baikal;

- Maintenance of research projects on the lake. Baikal, programs to conserve biodiversity and natural monuments of the Baikal region.

Implementation of projects

During the period of the partnership, 2008-2013,., Held 34 shares in the winter and summer cleaning debris from the coast and the ice of Lake Baikal, in various bays and adjacent to the lake area of the village Port Baikal Listvyanka and Bolshoe Goloustnoye. Collected and removed approximately 500 cubic meters of debris.

Fence installed on the Maloe More at Cape Uyuga to restrict entry of vehicles on the Cape in order to preserve rare species of plants and animals.

Made an inventory of 22 nature sanctuaries, located on the coast and islands of Lake Baikal (Irkutsk region). Booklet and a set of postcards «Nature sanctuaries on the lake Baikal»

Held annually provincial children's environmental festival «Baikal kaleidoscope» for students of the Irkutsk region, whose main task - the formation of ecological culture of students through creative design and forms of work.

Participate in all-Russian actions "Forest Planting Day" and "Plant a Tree

Victory. "Planted 25,000 seedlings on 10 acres of land and 20 pine seedlings in the territory of war veterans hospital in Irkutsk.

In 2012-2013. implemented new projects: «Baikal together!» - summer environmental agitation and creative actions to collect trash on the Small Sea Lake Baikal, «Environmental bus» - guided tours in three areas: Baikal Reserve, Pribaikalskiy national park, Baikal Museum, in order to increase knowledge among young people about Lake Baikal and specially protected natural areas. Within two years, on trips participated 537 pupils and students of the Irkutsk region.


In 2014, it is planned to implement the third phase of the project «Nature sanctuaries» - further examine the 12 nature sanctuaries located on the Baikal natural territory in Sludyansky, Olkhonsky and Irkutsky distrikts. In the first three phases of the project is planned to publish a book and organize a photo exhibition to Irkutsk citizens and guests of the city of Irkutsk.

The plans of the project «Conservation of Mongolian toad and patterned runner on Maloe shore of Lake Baikal», its purpose - preservation of relict pockets of habitat of rare species of Irkutsk region in places of public entertainment of tourists. The project's objective - to set the fence and information boards in the pockets of rare species of amphibians and reptiles.

In 2014, planned to hold annual events: the regional children's environmental festival «Baikal kaleidoscope» action «Baikal together!», «Ecological bus», visiting environmental training for village schoolchildren action to collect garbage «Clean Baikal - pure soul!» dedicated to the celebration of the Day of Baikal.


In partnership address sent letters of thanks from the governor and deputy governor of the Irkutsk region, from the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Irkutsk region and partners. In 2011, the NGO «Defend Baikal Together» became the winner of the National Environmental Award «Eco World» (public environmental award of Russia).

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NGO «Great Baikal trail» (Russia, Irkutsk region)


Contact information:

664023, Irkutsk, Lapina st., 43

Tel. +7 914-876-17-45



Director: Elena E. Chubakova

The purposes of creation: the construction of nature trails in the Baikal region.

Main activities: conducting volunteer projects for development and reconstruction of trails. Implementing projects, we develop eco-tourism, including a special kind of tourism – «volunteer vacation».

Implementation of projects

One of the main tasks - education of socially responsible society. for this to carry out educational, environmental and social projects. BBT organizes international programs and share experience with other regions of Russia.

GBT projects for the construction of the trail passes on the shores of Lake Baikal, and remote. Often these places are unique and are virtually untouched corners of nature, inaccessible to ordinary tourists. We invite you to get into the real jungle Khamar-Daban, found the stone giants of the Siberian taiga, to meet the unique nature of Barguzin Valley, plunged into the water enchanted Ina.

Nowhere else will you see such stars as the beautiful northern Balan-Tamur!

Each project lasts for 2 weeks. Volunteers live in tents and cook their own food on a fire. On weekdays they perform different types of work: cleaning and reconstruction of trails, construction of structures, garbage collection (see. Specificity in the description of each project). A weekend go hiking, sightseeing or just to relax and enjoy the pristine nature.

On each project group is accompanied by Brigadier (group leader with expertise in the field of building trails and life organization in the field camp) and the translator is responsible for communication between Russian and foreign participants, as well as cultural and entertainment program. The official languages projects - Russian and English.


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NGO «Irkutsk children's ecological club «Dryad» (Russia, Irkutsk region)



Contact information:

664082, Irkutsk, Universtetsky district, 78/9

Tel. 89645427970


Chairman: Dobrynina Svetlana Viktorovna (pictured)

Year of establishment: 20 January 2000

The purposes of creation: environmental education and education of schoolchildren.

Main activities:

- lectures for students of environmental content;

- Conducting ecological and hiking;

- Participation in scientific conferences for students;

- Conducting environmental actions for garbage collection in the city and on the shores of Lake Baikal;

- Participation in environmental activities of other organizations.

Implementation of projects:

- Held 5 Subbotniks (works at weekend) refuse collection (in the territory of Central Park, the shores of the lake Baikal locations of ecological camps);

- Children participated in the regional scientific-practical conference "The researcher nature "- 1, 4 seats;

- Charity campaign «Сhildren about animals» for visitors Irkutsk zoogallery; participants of the Meeting of school forestry; students of Irkutsk.

- Collaboration with the Irkutsk zoogallery;

- To implement the 2013 grant project of the Institute of Civil Society «Baikal Small Academy of young researchers» training school students conduct research on water;

- A regional stage of the Russian competition of school water projects.


Compared to previous years, the number of events has decreased since its premise is not, and under contracts of lease does not work since 2010

Environmental camps and trips are the same and are very popular new programs.


In October 2013 the organization was awarded a grant of «Civil society» to carry out the project «Baikal Academy of Young Researchers». The project trained students 7-10 classes on research activities. Selected the best research to participate in the Russian competition water projects.

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NGO «Federation of children» (Russia, Irkutsk region)



Contact information:

664025, Irkutsk, Kirovsky district, Chkalova st. 39 a, b. 508

Tel. +7 (395-2) 34-50-37

Director: Polikutina Elena Viktorovna

Main activities: co-ordination of children's groups, training for children's movement, Resource Center of children's associations.

In the Federation of Children's Organizations (as of January 2005) consists of 29 offices, branches and collective members of the 24 municipalities of the Irkutsk region. The organization brings together 20,000 children from 8 to 18 years, as well as adult organizers of children's movement.

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Youth foundation «Revival of the earth Siberian» (Russia, Irkutsk region)



Contact information:

Irkutsk, Furie st., 10, office 301

30/04/71, 31/04/71



Year of registration: August 15, 1995

President of the Foundation: Tvorogova Elena

Target groups: civil society organizations, enterprising citizens, authorities

community, youth associations and initiatives

Main activities:

- Development of civil initiatives of the population;

- Educational programs;

- The development of local self-government.

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Chita regional public institution «Environmental center public Dauria» (Russia, Zabaykalsky krai)



Contact information:

672090, Chita, Chkalova st, 120

Tel. / Fax: + 7-3022-35-77-39 + 7-914-430-04-27


Director: Kovalenok Natalia Valentinovna

Objectives and main activities:

- The promotion and support of protected areas;

- Environmental education;

- Public monitoring of decisions and laws in the social and environmental spheres;

- Promote a favorable conservation legislation and mechanisms of citizen participation in decision-making and legislation;

- Cooperation, promotion of movements and coalitions.

Implementation of projects:

- Garbage collection on the lakes Arakhley-Shakshinskoe;

- Program to support NGOs and other civil society institutions;

- Administration of the program «Regional grant»;

- Participation in the All-Russian movement «Russian Rivers Network»;

- Awareness-raising campaigns;

- Administration of GGF grant competitions in local communities Zabaikalia;

- Work with the local business community;

- Work on the model of effective management in the territory of a municipality Zabaikalsky krai

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Zabaikalsky regional branch of Russian geographical society (Russia, Zabaykalsky krai)



Contact information:

672007, Trans-Baikal Territory, Chita, ul. Grandma, 129.

Naturally, the Faculty of Geography, Department of Geography

Tel. / Fax (3022) 32-34-68



Chairman of the Department: Konstantinov Alexandr Vasilievich,,

Scientific Secretary: Pomazkova Nadezhda Viktorovna,

Zabaikalky branch of the Russian Geographical Society opened in Chita July 16 1894, called the Chita branch of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society Priamursky and became one of the first regional divisions of the Company.

Branch created at the initiative of political exile, A.K. Kuznetsova and physician N.V. Kirillov with the support of the military governor of the Zabaikalsky region E.O. Matsevskogo, who became its first chairman.

Today Zabaikalskoe department - a structural unit of the Russian Geographical Society. It comprised 112 full members.

Main activities:

- Scientific and practical conferences, seminars, lectures and other academic activities in the field of geography, ecology and related sciences;

- The organization of scientific research and expeditions, would promote geography and related sciences;

- Promotion of local history, ethnography, toponymic work, the study of history, geography; as well as the preservation of world and national natural and cultural heritage, protection of nature and its monuments;

- Dissemination of geographical knowledge, promotion of domestic and world geography.

Implementation of projects

Annual regional ecological action «To protect nature - to love the motherland», which has been held for 7 years, the Trans-Baikal region. The name of the action were the words of the famous writer Prishvin. It includes a range of educational activities, the purpose of which - the education of ecological culture and patriotism among children and youth, as a factor in preserving the unique nature and culture of Transbaikalia, environmental security of the person and the cross-border region as a whole.

The main objectives of the campaign:

- Attract the attention of children and students of educational institutions, all residents of our region to environmental issues as complex socially significant, successful resolution of which will determine the future development of the Trans-Baikal region;

- Education of preschool children and students a sense of pride and responsibility for nature Trans-Baikal Territory as part of the Motherland;

- Promotion of real environmental actions in everyday life of each resident Territory;

- To consolidate the efforts of collectives of educational institutions, parents, professionals in ecology and conservation of the media (the media), representatives of the local administration to solve environmental problems of their region;

- Dissemination of experience in the region of educational institutions to educate environmental culture of pupils.

The contest «Fotosnayper» which was held from April 20 to November 20, 2012 Trans-Baikal regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society. In the contest was attended by 28 people, including adults and children from different parts of the Transbaikal, have sent 235 pictures of various themes.

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Animal conservation fund (Mongolia)



Contact details: Room 207, Building of Bars Impex, 5th Khoroo, Chingeltei District, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia

(976) 88001414(mobile), (976) 99158085(mobile), (976) 95603199(mobile)

Year of Establishment 2001


Head of the organization Mr. Damdinsuren S

Scope of the activities Prevention of animal to be killed off due to human or production activities

Mission Save wild animals

List of the environmental related projects implemented

-         2010 Research of state of wild animal captured by humans

-         2011 Project on Social development and animal conservation

2012 Controlling the implementation of the CITES convention

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«Argali» center, Mongolian society of conservation rare animal (Mongolia)



Contact details: Unit 29, Block 38, 10th khoroo, Sukhbaatar district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

(976) 99176580 (976) 96686580 (976) 98176580



Year of Establishment 1998

Head of the organization Dr. Amgalanbaatar Sukh

Scope of the activities Hunting management, Conservation of Argali sheep

Mission To contribute conservation of threatened species of Argali sheep

List of the environmental related projects implemented

- Developing management plan of «Ikh Nart» Natural Reserve

- Leading consultations of reviewing national Hunting Management Regulation.

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Center for study and conservation of Darkhad valley ecosystem (Mongolia)



Year of Establishment 2007

Contact details: Ulaan Uul soum, Khuvsgul aimag, Mongolia

Unit 206, Block B of Mongolian University of Humanitarian

(976) 99799517, (976) 99772050


Head of the organization Magsarjav, E.

Scope of the activities Conduct research study, organize public awareness activities and other activities in line with the objective

Mission Study natural phenomenon, biodiversity resource of Darkhad depression, advocate results of research study, experience and knowledge sharing among national and international researches

List of the environmental related projects implemented

-         Environmental campaign among school children against illegal mining

Supporting school clubs.

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Conservation of willow along Kharaa river (Mongolia)



Contact details: Bayangol soum, Selenge aimag, Mongolia


Year of Establishment 2010

Head of the organization Mr. Gansukh D.

Scope of the activities Nature Conservation

Mission Nature conservation, Bush conservation among Kharaa River, combating with desertification

List of the environmental related projects implemented Self-funded public awareness activities for local herders on importance of bush conservation among Kharaa River

Major results Although local citizens understood the importance of bush conservation, there are still several occasions of illegal logging.

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«Domogt dalai» professional forest organization (Mongolia)



Contact details: Khatgal village, Khuvsgul Province, Mongolia

(976) 99022768, (976) 98082768


Year of Establishment 2010

Head of the organization Bumandemberel, B.

Scope of the activities

-         Forest cleaning activities

-         Forest plantation, tree seedling

-         Firewood preparation

-         Briquette production factory

Mission Supply citizens of Khatgal village with high quality wooden product by applying advanced non-waste technology; support sustainability of forest ecosystem by conducting reforestation

List of the environmental related projects implemented

Clean Khuvsgul campaign with support from Integrated natural resource management in the Baikal lake basin transboundary ecosystem

Major results

Application of non-waste modern technology for timber processing to produce high quality wooden products; support sustainability of forest ecosystem by providing reforestation activities

Main achievements:

1. «Forest Friendly Organization» by Ministry of Environment and Green development  (2013)

2. Implementation/cooperation in Initiatives for sustainable town management in Shinokawa/Eco Modal city and future city in Japan project

Domogt Dalai NGO- Cleaning up campaign on Khovsgol lake shoreline

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«Ever green life» NGO (Mongolia)



Contact details:

Green house, Khasbaatar street, Bayangol district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

(967) 99116763 (976) 70146760

Year of Establishment: 2004


Head of the organization Mr. Altantsatsral Khajidsuren

Head of the organization Mr. Altantsatsral Khajidsuren


Scope of the activities

-         Provide ecological training

-         Reforestation, green utilities, plantation

-         Promotion and exhibition of agricultural technics and facilities for plantation, eco-travels

Mission Restoration and conservation of nature, promoting ecological education among public

List of the environmental related projects implemented

-         Reforestation in small area in Erdene soum, Tuv province

-         Established a conservation area around “Tumen Khishigten” complex

-         Provide farmers and organizations with tree seeding

-         Establishment of gardens and green areas along the street  Enebish, Bayangol district in cooperation with Ulaanbaatar city

Major results

-         National award of “the Best Eco-Organization in 2012”

-         Well capacitated and skilled staff for plantation and reforestation

Activity focuses to be shifted to local areas

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Fund for protection of up-streams of rievrs and springs (Mongolia)



Year of Establishment 2010

Contact details: Unit 405, Baga Toiruu, Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia

(976) 11 351643, (976) 99796651, (976) 8800-8510, (976) 8877-3240

e-mail Mrs. Oyunchimeg A

Scope of the activities Putting external control on the implementation of environmental policies and organizing environmental trainings, provide consultations and advises

Mission To provide public control on the enforcement of law so called as «long-named  law».

List of the environmental related projects implemented

-         The project named “Let’s save the river Tuul”

-         Participated in public debates on enforcement of the newly adopted law on mining in river basins and forest areas

Small project on ecological education

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«Green focus facilitator» NGO (Mongolia)



Year of Establishment 2008

Contact details: Room 602, Mongolian Architect Palace, Bulgarian street-27, 8th  khoroo, 11th khoroolol, Sukhbaatar district, P.O.B # 104, Ulaanbaatar- 210523, Mongolia

Phone: (976) 99091974, 99057029



Head of the organization Mr. Erdene Dorjsuren

Scope of the activities GFF was established in 2008 as a non-profit organization which works on raising environmental awareness, supporting community based natural resource management and promoting various environment friendly initiatives.

GFF has carried out numerous public awareness campaigns, consultations, studies, training, and planning and monitoring activities using participatory approaches. We participate in public dialogue on environmental legislation and policy framework and provide inputs in various economic projects and programs with high environmental and social impact

Our organization actively supports community based disaster management, forest management and integrated natural resource management activities, with an emphasis on wildfire prevention and suppression.


Mission Statement:

Facilitate proper balance between nature conservation and natural resource use and promote effective natural disaster risk mitigation management in order to enhance sustainable economic development in Mongolia.  It is C Principle:

Comprehensive conservation +Controlled use =  Clean development

List of the environmental related projects implemented

-         Skills for Development Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Project /Sept. – Dec. 2013/ in cooperation with Asian Development Bank MONGOLIA:

-         Environmental and Social Oversight Consultant (ESOC) with Euro Consulting as consortium/June 2009-Sept. 2013/ in cooperation with Millennium Challenge Account-Mongolia

-         UB Clean Air Initiative II, Project / Aug. 2011- Aug. 2013/, with support of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development

Major results In last years, GFF has managed to created skilled core team of environmentalists, sociologists and researchers from other relevant sectors. Besides, it has strengthened operational capacity which included office, computers, cars and other relevant testing equipments.

GFF is working to introduce ecologically sound products and technology in Mongolia.

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Mongolia water forum NGO (Mongolia)



Contact details: (976) 8808-1839, (976) 8808-1839


Year of Establishment 2012

Head of the organization Ms. Batimaa Punsalmaa

Scope of the activities

-         Water, environmental research

-         Advocacy and public awareness activities

-         Trainings, workshops and seminars on water and environmental issues

Mission Support sustainable utilization and conservation of water resources

List of the environmental related projects implemented

Main activities implemented during 2012-2014:

Study reports: Socio-economic  and ecological baseline study in Khuvsgol lake, Eg river and Ider river basins; Socio-economic baseline study for Kharkhiraa river and Turgen river basins; Socio-economic and ecological baseline study for river catchments of Yeroo, Khuder and Minj rivers; Water quality study in Kharaa river River-basin management plans for: Khuvsgol lake and Eg river, Ider river, Yeroo, Khuder and Minj rivers

Major results

- Conducted studies on number of major river catchments in Mongolia

- Number of debates and public consultations on integrated river basin management

- At least 3 management plans of major rivers in northern Mongolia is developed and submitted for approval

Number of reports on national water standard, sanitation.

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Mongolian environmental citizen’s council (Mongolia)


Contact details:

Room 310, Freshwater center Building , Zaisan tolgoi, 11th khoroo, Khan-Uul district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Phone/Fax+976 70131400


Year of Establishment 2008

Head of the organization Mr. Damdinsuren S.

Scope of the activities Conservation and protection of Mongolia’s environment and the nature

Mission/Objectives Better coordination of Mongolian NGO’s committed to environmental conservation

List of the environmental related projects implemented/or participated during last 3-4 years.

-         Number of trainings on environmental conservation is organized for its member NGO’s

-         Series of debates and consultations on enforcement of mining related laws and seminars among members

Major results

-         Better organized NGO involvements into decision making process

-         Powerful voices against improper use of natural resources especially in mining sector.

Well informed members and more skilled members

Environmental Citizen Council. Protesting debates on  nucleur wastes

Head of the organization Mr. Damdinsuren S.

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Mongolian nature and environmental consortium (Mongolia)



Contact details:

Post office 20, Ulaanbaatar-210620

(Phone/Fax (976) 99199276 (976) 98 11 9276

(976) 11 354272


Year of Establishment 2000

Head of the organization Dr. Badarch Mendbayar

Scope of the activities The Mongolian Nature and Environment Consortium (MNEC) was established as a non-profit, non-governmental organization to assist decision makers, scientists, and the public and private sector by conducting studies, scientific research and practical activities and by providing information to better understand the environment and natural resources and their sustainable use.

The MNEC is an alliance of 14 nature and environment conservation research institutes, centers and NGOs of Mongolia, committed to joining their efforts and coordinating their activities in all relevant and possible fields of cooperation. All members of the MNEC are dedicated to fully utilizing their collective expertise and experience to improve the quality of study, research and other activities, and to achieve the highest standard of performance. As inspired by Mongolian nature and environment, the MNEC also seeks to improve the technical and scientific basis for decision making on environmental issues through honest investigations and the application of common sense to problem solving.

Mission Coordination and Facilitation the activities of environmental research organizations and NGOs in nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources

List of the environmental related projects implemented

-        Eco school projects in Mongolia with collaboration of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

-       Mongolia’s national reports on the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity

-       Improving the life of informal gold miners in the Zaamar gold field, MNEC and APFEED

-       Capacity building on assessment of biological diversity, MNEC and World Bank

-       Eco school curriculum development project, MNEC and Canada Fund

-       Planting trees in ger areas, MNEC, World Bank, and Ulaanbaatar city Government

-       Mongolian Capacity Building Program on Environmental Impact Assessment in Mining Development

-       Coal methane recovery and utilization in the Nalaikh mine, MNEC with coloboration of Environment protection agency , USA

-       Community based medicinal plant conservation, MNEC and Canada Fund

-       Turning  sheep wool into environmentally friendly building materials

Major results

-         77 schools became as green schools in Mongolia.

-         Green-school’s curriculum developed that approved by Ministry of education of Mongolia

-         Tree planted in 40,000 ger areas and organized training for parents of school children

-         Made Methane resources assessment and GHG emission in 5 key mine sites of Mongolia

-         Prepared 5 books on green school development and published and distributed the public

-         Organized training on capacity building for biodiversity conservation and preventing desertification

Developed the  quid lines for restoration of land destroyed by illegal miners ( Ninjas).

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Mongolian society for nature conservation (Mongolia)



Contact details: Communication building (left to the school No51), Bayangol district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, (976) 21 252728, (976) 99254424


Year of Establishment 1998

Head of the organization Mrs. Badamhand N.

Scope of the activities

-         Increase public participation in nature conservation

-         Conduct participatory monitoring activities and resolve environmental constraints/problems

Mission Participation in initiatives on reducing ecological crisis in Mongolia

List of the environmental related projects implemented

-         Public consultations

-         Project on planting trees

-         Project on environmental monitoring.

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Mother lake «Khuvsgul» society (Mongolia)



Year of Establishment 2005

Contact details: 8th Bagh, Murun, Khuvsgul aimag, Mongolia

99389397, 50006088, 99715990

Head of the organization Mrs. Oyumaa J.

Scope of the activities Provide knowledge on biodiversity and nature conservation, support participation of local communities in decision making process

Mission Support poor livelihoods by providing basic knowledge on natural resource management

List of the environmental related projects implemented

-         Plantation of woods

-         Public awareness activities

Major results Number of local poor is trained.

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«National union to conserve unigue nature of Mongolia» NGO (Mongolia)


Year of Establishment Initial establishment in 1998

Re-establishment in 2013

Contact details: Room 303, Migma centre, 7th Khoroo, Sukhbaatar district, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia

(976) 99117608, (976) 70119056,


Head of the organization Shiirevdamba, Ts.

Scope of the activities Support development of environmental policy, program and projects, consultancy and advisory services, evaluation and monitoring, research study, training and public awareness activities

Mission Support expansion of Protected Area network, improve protection regime, support implementation and enforcement of policy documents.

Major results Support formulation and implementation of national strategies on green development, revision of structure, strengthening capacity of staff, improve effectiveness and efficiency of trainings, conduct study and research and develop recommendations and guidelines.

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«Owners of the Khuvsgul lake» movement (Mongolia)



Contact details: Murun soum, Khovsgol aimag, Mongolia

(976) 11 452061, (976) 99235591


Year of Establishment 2008

Head of the organization Mrs. Bayarmaa B.

Scope of the activities Protection of the Khuvsgul Lake, public awareness activities, increase public participation

Mission Conservation of the Khuvsgul Lake

List of the environmental related projects implemented

-           Public debate on mining issues around Khuvsgol lake

Education campaign

B. Bayarmaa at a press conference on the revocation of the license for production of phosphate rock near Lake Khuvsgul

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«Society for conservation of planted trees and plants» (Mongolia)



Contact details: Room 205, «Gurvan erdene» university building, Amarsanaa street, 17th khoroo, Bayangol district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

(+976) 95214490, 98189326, 88200919, 88200933, 70111994


Year of Establishment 2005

Head of the organization Mr. Ganbold

Scope of the activities

-         Contribution to protecting planted trees and plants and public participation in decision making process

-         Organize public awareness activities and trainings on greening the urban environment

Mission Protecting planted trees and green sites in urban areas of Ulaanbaatar

List of the environmental related projects implemented

-         Small grant- project funded by NEMO (Netherrlands-Mongolia)

-         Tree planting projects

Major results

-         Skilled members and capacitated NGO for planting trees

The future focuses will be more on public awareness activities on greening the environment.

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«Soyon regiion – for public service» NGO (Mongolia)



Contact details: Ulaan Uul soum , Khuvsgul Province, Mongolia

(976) 95864008, (976) 93079867


Year of Establishment 2011

Head of the organization Mrs. Narantsetseg, S.

Scope of the activities Strengthen capacity of local communities («nukhurlul»), provide trainings to support livelihood of households living Soyon eco-region, conduct public awareness activities

List of the environmental related projects implemented. Clean Khuvsgul campaign with support from Integrated natural resource management in the Baikal lake basin transboundary ecosystem (2012, 2013)

Major results. Enable long term conservation through increased capacity of local communities and volunteer rangers.

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The Asia foundation (Mongolia)


Year of Establishment 1994

Contact details: Central P.O. Box 1003, Ulaanbaatar 14201 Office address; Orient Plaza 3rd Floor G. Chagdarjav Str. 9 Ulaanbaatar, 14210 Mongolia

Tel: + 976 (11) 330-524 or 323-413 Fax: + 976 (11) 311-497


Head of the organization Meloney C. Lindberg,  Country Representative, Mongolia

Scope of the activities Today, we work with the central and local government, academics, civil society, citizens, and the private sector on governance, environmental protection, urban services improvement, citizen participation, women's empowerment, anti-trafficking, and education.

Mission The Asia Foundation improves lives, expands opportunities, and helps societies flourish across a dynamic and developing Asia. We work with innovative leaders and communities to build effective institutions and advance pathbreaking reforms. Together with our partners, we are committed to Asia's continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world.

List of the environmental related projects implemented

-         Responsible Mining Initiative for Sustainable Development (RMI)

Building capacity of the RMI to promote responsible mining through facilitating multi-stakeholder forums, advocacy, research, and raising public awareness.

-         Engaging Stakeholders for Environmental Conservation project

Engaging government, civil society, and industry to directly address the development of Mongolia's mineral sector, ensuring that natural resource development is responsible and sustainable. Working to ensure that previously marginalized artisanal miners are included in the efforts to improve environmental conservation in Mongolia. Facilitating dialogue, learning, and cooperation between artisanal miners, local communities, and the government to sustainably manage natural resource development.

-         Mongolian Nature Protection Civic Movement Coalition

Capacity building for a coalition of non-governmental organizations dedicated to promoting responsible mining and natural resource use.

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«The institute of ecology and safety» NGO (Mongolia)



Contact details: Oichdiin Gudamj, 12th kheseg, Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

(976) 70073069, (976) 99276336

e-mail tsevegmid

Year of Establishment 2010

Head of the organization Dr. Tsevegmid Jamyankhorloo, Prof

Scope of the activities Training and advisory services on ecology and safety

Mission Provide organizations with advisory and consultancy services on ecology and safety, tailor made trainings on ecological safety

List of the environmental related projects implemented

-       2010 Urban area greening project, Objective to provide organizations and households with high quality tree seedling, UNDP GEF Small Grant Project

-       2011 Evaluation of national standard on reclamation

-       2013 Revision of the National standards of occupational safety, review existing standards on occupational safety and provide recommendations on implementation status, evaluate compliance with recent law, regulations and other policy documents

-       2012 Tailor made training on occupational safety and environmental rehabilitation for small mining companies.

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The nature conservancy in Mongolia (Mongolia)


Year of Establishment 2008

Contact details: Amar Street-4, SBD-8, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Tel: +1 (703) 841-5323
Fax: +1 (703) 525-0208



Head of the organization Ms. Enkhtuya Oidov

Scope of the activities

-         Working with the Mongolian government and conservation community to preserve natural resources, manage protected areas and slow environmental degradation.

-         Conducting workshops to introduce the Conservancy’s scientific methodology to Mongolian conservationists.

-         Assisting in the enhancement and design of Mongolia’s protected area network.

-         Helping preserve intact landscapes between protected areas so that wide-ranging species such as the Mongolian gazelle can continue seasonal migrations.

-         Working with eastern steppe stakeholders to create common conservation vision and goals.

Mission The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends

List of the environmental related projects implemented

-         Eastern steppe conservation projects

Protected area management in Toson Hulstai Nature Reserve.

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«Union for environmental conservation organization» NGO (Mongolia)


Contact details: Room 2, Naiman Sharga Center Building, 2nd khoroo, Chingeltei district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia,  +976 96056513,   9911-3589


Year of Establishment 2002

Head of the organization Mr. Altankhuyag D.

Scope of the activities Involving more people into nature conservation activities, raising awareness and education of youth on clean environment 

Mission Contribute to building a good legal and economic environment for environmental sector by facilitating and uniting people

List of the environmental related projects implemented

-         Project on proper recycling of solid wastes in Dornod, Dundgobi Tuv aimag centers and Nalaikh district of Ulaanbaatar

-         Project on planting trees in Dundgobi aimag

Major results

-         Number of small projects for planting trees and waste management and cleaning forest areas are implemented

-         Future focuses will be more on forestation in arid lands of Mongolia.

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United movement of rivers and lakes (Mongolia)



Contact details: Saikhan ovoo province, Dundgobi aimag, Mongolia, Representative office in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. (976) 11 327781, (976) 9915 3274


Year of Establishment 2007

Head of the organization Mr. Dashdemberel

Scope of the activities Conservation of Mongolian rivers, support to development of better legal environment

Mission To contribute increasing water levels and volumes of rivers that flow to «Ulaan nuur» lake located in Mongolian arid steppe

List of the environmental related projects implemented

-         Organized public campaigns on stopping illegal mining operations in river basins

-         Organized debates and consultations with parliament members

Major results

-         Significant effort given to revision of Mongolian law on water

Significant effort is given to development and lobbying for the law so-called «Long-named»

United Movement of Rivers and Lakes on Sukhbaatar square

Protest outside the parliament building - against the revision of the ban mining near rivers and forests

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WCS Mongolia (Mongolia)



Contact details: San Business Centre

Suite 201, 29- Amar Street, Baga toiruu 14200

8th khoroo, Sukhbaatar District,Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia




Year of Establishment 2003

Head of the organization Ann Edwards

Scope of the activities With a commitment to protect 25 percent of the world’s biodiversity, we address four of the biggest issues facing wildlife and wild places: climate change; natural resource exploitation; the connection between wildlife health and human health; and the sustainable development of human livelihoods

Mission WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature.  

List of the environmental related projects implemented

-         Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems in Daurian Steppe (SCAPES)

-         Influenza Research and Surveillance in cooperation with MCEIRS

-         Research on Saiga antelope

-         Biodiversity researches in Omnogobi aimag in cooperation with «Oyu Tolgoi» Company

-         Public awareness activities on environmental law enforcement in cooperation with RARE.

Major results

- Environmental patrolling system by joint group

- Protected areas management plans are in place and implementation

- Better environmental policy frameworks developed by local governments

- Research studies on biological diversity.

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WWF Mongolia (Mongolia)


Contact details: Amar Street-4, SBD-8, PO Box-115, PO-20A Ulaanbaatar  210620A,  Mongolia

Tel: +976 11 311 659

Fax : +976 11 310 237



Year of Establishment 1992

Head of the organization Mr. Chimedochir Bazarsad

Scope of the activities

-         Target species conservation

-         Freshwater ecosystem conservation

-         Education for sustainable development

-         Protected area management

Mission To stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:

-         conserving the world's biological diversity

-         ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

List of the environmental related projects implemented

-         Biodiversity Gap Analyses of Mongolia

-         Protected Areas Management Plans

-         Integrated River-basin management plans

-         Number of conservation projects on target species and education.

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