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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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KFC is implicated in Amazon destruction

Image | 18 May, 2006 at 0:00

KFC is implicated in Amazon destruction

KFC frying the Amazon as violence erupts

Feature story | 18 May, 2006 at 0:00

We don’t think the Amazon should be cut down for chicken feed. And from Brazil to Europe, our activists have faced violence and arrest to protest this environmental crime.

Foresters work on establishing a baseline

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 8:51

Foresters work on establishing a baseline at Mumus camp. From the baseline, the foresters sample the harvestable trees in a small portion of the forest management area. This sample of between 1-5% of the area gives a good picture of the variety...

Japanese volunteer Yu Shirai (r) and Dutch

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 8:46

Japanese volunteer Yu Shirai (r) and Dutch volunteer Klaas De Jong hug a tree as they help out with forest demarcation in Mumus, by measuring the diameter of a tree.

Sago leaves silhoueted against the sky at

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 8:42

Sago leaves silhoueted against the sky at Mumus, Lake Murray

Volunteers travel around Lake Murray

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 8:37

Volunteers travel around Lake Murray, to assist in the boundary marking of tribal land. The Global Forest Rescue Station began after Lake Murray landowners invited Greenpeace and our partners to help set up sustainable ecoforestry practices in...

Meal preparation at Lake Murray

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 7:13

Meal preparation at Lake Murray. Sago, taro, and fruits are all harvested from the 'forest supermarket'. Protein is acquired by hunting wild pigs, birds, wallabies and deer. Fish are caught from the lake. When the villagers have money, rice,...

Jammy shows off a tasty snack

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 7:08

Jammy shows off a tasty snack - sago grubs. Sago forms a staple part of the Lake Murray diet.

Children playing on the shore of Lake Murray

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 6:58

Children playing on the shore of Lake Murray. Eco-forestry initiatives in the region will help pay for the education of these youngsters.

Villagers carry parts of a mobile saw mill

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 6:55

Villagers carry parts of a mobile saw mill. The portable mill will be used by the Lake Murray tribes who are preparing to start their own eco-forestry business.

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