Ever after its foundation in 2001 our Association has been connecting organizations and individuals involved in ecological and tourism field throughout the country. It is dedicated to the national natural, historic and cultural heritage preservation, while developing true senses and wise principles for ecotourism community engagement. The Assosiation is a support base for our members initiatives through the local government, arranging of an economic aid and also as a represetative to any international activities. As a member of The International Ecological Society (TIES) we are proud to be the link to the world of sustainable and responsible tourism development for Russia.


Already 1,253 people have put themselves on TIES Ecotourism Explorer Map. By doing so, they are showing that as people and organizations dedicated to responsible travel, they are changing the face of travel & tourism worldwide
The anniversary gathering of children ecological camps of Moscow took place on the 23rd of November
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Ecotouristm Development in Russia,

Within the next ten years, Russia may have a chance to become one of the worlds most attractive nations for tourism focused on nature and environmental education. Yet less than a decade ago, during ecotourisms first stages of development in Russia, almost no one supported the idea. As recently as 1995 and 1996, many environmental organizations were either uninterested in ecotourism or actively opposed its development in zapovedniks. To the private sector, ecotourism seemed too complex and troublesome, and did not promise exceptional profits. Zapovednik directors, with few exceptions, could not understand why ecotourism was needed at all.

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Ecotour to Nature Reserves Around Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal is a natural wonder of our planet. It is the deepest (1,700 m in depth) lake on the Earth. It is also one of the oldest (25 million years) and largest lakes of the planet. It contains 20% of the worlds freshwater - as much as North Americas five Great Lakes all together. A specific feature of Lake Baikal is the remarkable clarity of its water, which is transparent for depths as great as 40 meters. Two thirds of the unique flora and fauna of this ''Gem of Siberia'' are endemic species and cannot be found anywhere else in the world, such as the Baikal Seal, local varieties of Artic cisco and gobies. The virgin Baikal forests are famous for their abundance of the very valuable sable, as well as high densities of the brown bear, Siberian stag, roe deer, musk deer, reindeer, capercaillie, and black grouse. In 1996, UNESCO declared Lake Baikal a World Heritage Site. Baikal is a legendary place famous for its breathtaking views, ancient traditions and sacred rituals of Buddhism and shamanism. This tour will offer the unique opportunity to visit the network of protected areas around Lake Baikal, to experience the most beautiful areas of primordial nature, as well as to learn about local culture and traditions.

Rafting down the Siberian Oka river, Buryatia Republic

Siberian Oka is one of two the most powerful rivers in the Eastern Sayans. It flows across virgin taiga forest and lava fields. Excellent fishing (taimen, grayling, lenok, burbot). Mountain area of Oka is called as ''Tibet in miniature''. Trekking tour can be additionally organized Route: Arrive in Irkutsk (5-hrs flight from Moscow) - visit to the Tunkinsky Hollow National Park - transfer to the village of Orlik - rafting down Oka river - transfer to Irkutsk.

Fishing tour in the lake system Agata Severnoe Epekli Nyakshingda

The Eastern mountainous lake systems (Nyakshingda, Agata Verkhnee and Agata Nizhnee) are places of extraordinary beauty bottomless clear mirror-like water surfaces in the surroundings of forested mountains. The main fishing species here are char and grayling. The Epekli lake to the North and its Southern neighbour lake Severnoe, are more diverse on water conditions and organic richness. The fishing here is much more interesting. There is a full sets of the fish species occurring in the region, including large taimen more than 20 kg, large perch more than 1.5 kg, trophy pike more than 20 kg. In 2005 on Severnaya River participants in our tours caught and then released taimens, weighted 32 kg, 22 kg and a lot of other weights from 6-8 kg to 15 kg. There are two ways to access the area via Turukhansk (whish is recommended), or via Igarka.There are two types of tour: Half-stationary visitors spend few days on Epekli Lake (or the upper end of lake Severnoe), then theres a rafting with two overnights in the upper reach of Severnaya River (80 km). Expedition rafting along the following route: lake Agata Verkhnee (or lake Nyakshingda) Agata Nizhnee Severnoe river Severnaya (150 km).
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