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
Climate change to devastate or destroy penguin colonies



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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Through western sayans to the center of Asia

A fascinating journey to the remote corners of Western Sayans (Southern Siberia), to the land of unyielding mountains, blue lakes, roaring rivers with crystal-clear water, to the kingdom of wild animals, to the crossroads of ancient civilizations and religions. You will also travel across the breathtaking scenery of ancient Tuva. This is the geographical center of Asia, the crossroads of all the historic caravan routes from China and India to Europe, including the Silk Road and the Tea Road.

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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