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Udege boat on Bikin CCRI

The Community Conservation Resilience Initiative (CCRI) in the Russian Far East is working with three Indigenous Udege communities inhabiting three biologically diverse river valleys in Primorsky. The Udege have become an essential part of the entire forest ecosystem over the centuries—along with the charismatic Siberian tiger, they are an important link in the forest food chain. Thus far, the CCRI facilitated a series of consultations and workshops and community members developed a roadmap for community conservation resilience initiatives in the region. Photo by Yuki Mikami, Taiga Forum.

The CCRI project has been made possible thanks to the support of the Christensen Fund and the German International Climate Initiative (IKI). The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.

The participatory community assessments presented through the photos and other materials have been made possible thanks to the support of the community members themselves, the facilitating groups, The Christensen Fund, Siemenpuu Foundation, the Stockholm Resilience Centre and Natural Justice.

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