The “Save the Nature of Siberia” Charitable Fund was established by a group of like-minded individuals on 10 August 2020 and was registered by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on 15 September 2020.
The main goal of the Fund is to preserve the unique nature of Siberia, which geographically occupies 2/3 of the territory of the Russian Federation, extending from the Ural Mountains in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east and southward from the Arctic Ocean to the borders of Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China. For centuries Siberia has captured the public’s imagination with the diversity of its flora and fauna, its unique water resources – the Angara, Yenisei, Irtysh, Ob rivers, and Baikal, Taimyr and Ubsu-Nur lakes and the renowned abundance of its boreal forests, covering over 12 million square kilometers of landmass – the largest expanse of trees on Earth.
The fund was established to deal with the negative impact of human industrial activities on the Siberian environment, as well as the uncontrolled deforestation and a rise in the number of forest fires, leading to a significant increase in carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere.
The main task of the Fund is to secure financing and advanced technologies for projects in Siberia, which will contribute to:
the reduction of forest fires;
the growth of afforestation and reforestation levels and the application of new methods of calculating forest ecosystem;
the clean-up of soil and water resources from contamination caused by anthropogenic activities;
the preservation and conservation of rare and endangered species of plants and animals;
the protection and support of unique cultures and habitats of the indigenous peoples of the Russian North;
the promotion of ecotourism.
In order to reach its goal, the “Save the Nature of Siberia” Charitable Fund works with distinguished international experts and leading representatives of the global business community, both directly and within the framework of the Fund’s International Supervisory Board and the International Expert Council.
The Fund also engages in partnerships with Russian and international organizations to run joint programs and projects aimed at preserving the unique nature of Siberia.