In Moscow Yamal presented the experience of protection of the Arctic ecology
9:11 9 ноября 2015
Категории: News in English
The fifth world congress of compatriots dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory took place in Moscow.
The representatives of Yamal presented the information about the work on protection of the Arctic ecology. This work is being conducted in the region.
Thus, the ecological and sociological organization «Green Arctic» was created in Yamal last April. It works successfully. The organization interacts with the government of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and federal structures on ecological programs in the Arctic and also cooperates with gas and oil extracting and other industrial enterprises in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation. Activities on development of volunteer initiatives were conducted. The most famous of them include volunteer programs on cleaning of Beliy Island and the archipelago Franz Joseph Land. The region actively participates in liquidation of accumulated ecological damage. Ecological expeditions to Beliy Island in the Kara Sea are organized by the initiative of the governor of Yamal Dmitriy Kobylkin, starting with 2012. Compatriots residing abroad also participate in them. Every year an international team of volunteers is formed. It includes representatives from Russian regions, Germany, Bulgaria, Austria, Ukraine, Israel. Participants of the ecological expeditions removed more than 700 tons of metal scraps from Beliy Island.