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Siberian Tiger

Asian Russia

Asian Russia makes up the eastern third of the Russian Federation and covers over 663 million hectares, more than two-thirds the size of the US.

The Snow Forests of Asian Russia comprise areas of intact ancient forest ranging from the arctic zone in northeastern Sakha, to the subtropical region along the Amur and Ussuri river basins to the south.

Forest makes up 45 percent of the territory, and ranges in type from shrublike tundra forest in the north to rich mixed forests in the south.

These diverse forests provide a home to many species of plants and animals, including the highly endangered Siberian (or Amur) tiger, Far Eastern leopard, the Himalayan bear, and the musk deer.

The Amur-Sakhalin region shelters more types of plants and animals than any other temperate forest in the world, with many of these species existing nowhere else.

Like other forests, the Snow Forests of Asian Russia are also home to indigenous peoples including the Nanai of the Khabarovsk region.

"Illegal logging and trade have been identified by international groups, including the World Conservation Union (IUCN), as a primary contributer to deforestation." - Friends of the Earth Japan, 2000.

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Pale coloured, umbrella shaped fungi.

Image | 1 January, 1995 at 1:00

Pale coloured, umbrella shaped fungi.

Victory at the CITES meeting means mahogany

Image | 1 January, 1995 at 0:00

Victory at the CITES meeting means mahogany will have a fighting chance and the Amazon and its people will benefit.

River during heavy rain storm.

Image | 1 January, 1994 at 1:00

River during heavy rain storm.

Close up of leaves eaten by insects on Mount

Image | 1 January, 1994 at 1:00

Close up of leaves eaten by insects on Mount Kinabalu.

Shafts of sunlight shining through trees

Image | 1 January, 1994 at 1:00

Shafts of sunlight shining through trees on Mount Kinabalu.

Aerial view of forest in Sarawak.

Image | 1 January, 1994 at 1:00

Aerial view of forest in Sarawak.

River water flowing over moss covered rocks

Image | 1 January, 1994 at 1:00

River water flowing over moss covered rocks.

Clearcutting of Canada's temperate rainforest

Image | 16 September, 1993 at 1:00

Clearcutting of Canada's temperate rainforest, Tofino Creek, Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island.

Logging in Siberia.

Image | 1 September, 1993 at 1:00

Logging in Siberia.

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