There are a number of ways in which you can help solve the social and environmental problems of the Kamchatka peninsula.
- Give the people of Kamchatka an incentive to protect their environment.
The local economy in Kamchatka is severely depressed, making large-scale mining and logging harder to resist. By supporting sustainable economic development in Kamchatka, you can help locals feed their families without having to destroy their environment in the process. One way of doing this is to support eco-tourism on the peninsula. By visiting Kamchatka with an environmentally-responsible tour company, you
help the local economy while making environmental protection an economic priority.
- Support local NGOs
Local NGOs are incredibly important to the future of Kamchatka. They have stepped in where the government has been unable or unwilling to act, and have helped protect the environment, improve education, and encourage economic development on the peninsula. Click here to find out how to help these important organizations.
- Directly participate in the work of NGOs
Are you a Russian-speaking scientist or someone who has worked with other NGOs? Are you willing to work for no pay under difficult conditions to help further the reach of NGOs on Kamchatka? If so, contact me.