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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Tours Guide


Ichinsky volcano Mutnovsky and Goreliy volcanoes

The central part of Kamchatka peninsula being remote from the main roads is still untouched by the human presence and keeps unique mountainous landscapes and volcanic plateaus. We offer this tour to the experienced backpackers who value the charm of pristine nature and prefer to travel in the expedition style. The total length of the trekking part is 150 170 km, but it is designed in the way that travelers will have time for rest and taking pictures. The trekking will start in Esso the indigenous village of reindeer-herders who still keep their traditional reindeer-breeding practices in tundra. The caterpillar off-road vehicle will transfer the travelers to the foot of Ichinsky volcano that is thought to be one of the most spectacular volcanoes in the world. On the way the two food deposits will be made that will allow the travelers to carry food supplies only for three days during the whole trekking part. There will be quite reasonable chances to view brown bears, snow rams, marmots, foxes and a variety of birds in their natural habitat.
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