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WWF Supports the Development of the Altai Nature Reserve in Harmony With Local Residents

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Altay Nature Reserve - a good example of partnership protected area with the most stringent protection regime and local residents surrounding villages


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Cher C (1426)
Tuesday December 28, 2010, 9:43 am


Non-Profit Partnership Council Teletskoye Lake was established in the Altai Republic in 2009 with the participation of the Altai nature reserve, as a platform for communication and discussion of the so-called "Teletskoye Lake" area, part of which is the reserve.

Sttuatsiya in Altai - not quite standard for the protected area with such a regime. Directly on the territory of protected areas is the village Yaylyu permanent resident population of 200 people. In addition, the right side of the lake Teletskoye - the territory reserved, and on the left bank, where there are two of the village - and Artybash Iogach - actively developing tourism is nature. Solving problems requires innovative approaches.

" Supporting the creation of the Council Teletskoye Lake "and being an active participant, our Reserve seeks to unite the different organizations, and most importantly - the administration and residents of settlements located on the shores of Lake Teletskoye. We wanted to show that the reserve is open to dialogue, which can compromise between the interests of local residents and the preservation of one of the most valuable natural complexes in the world , - says Igor Kalmykov, director of the Altay Nature Reserve.

December 17 founders of the Council summed up the activities for the year 2010, the most important part is the preparation of the Sustainable Development Strategy Teletskoe natural area - the basis of socio - economic development in the greatest possible harmony between man and nature. In developing the Strategy was attended by staff of the Gorno-Altai State University, Altai State Reserve, members of the Alumni Association of IFP, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the heads of public organizations of the Altai Republic and Russia, heads and deputies of the rural settlements located on Teletskoe natural territory.

" On the one hand the very unusual situation where the Reserve whose main goal - protection of nature, initiates the union locals for the development of the territory, - says Mikhail Paltsyn, coordinator of WWF Altai - Sayan branch of WWF . - On the other hand people living in the vicinity of the reserve, not being able to earn, and to develop sooner or later will provide a threat to the conservation area. Experience proves Reserve: open conflict not solve the problem. Much more effective to invite local residents to the partnership, involving the protection of nature, involving the assistance of the Reserve, showing how you can find a compromise . "

For example, tours of the Falls Korb, located on the reserve, working in a cafe and souvenir shop, work guides - guides - earning an opportunity for local residents in cooperation with the reserve.

In turn the local population and help reserve. So this summer, the creation of visit - the center received the support of local businessman Michael Kirshin. In July 2010 by the chair of the Council of Lake Teletskoye Ivan Yuzhakova was reconstructed symbol Teletskoje lake - the legendary ship "Pioneer of the Altai", which was opened in the summer the museum and entertainment complex, has become a worthy tourist destination. Together with the Union community KMN Turochakskogo area "Biya has been developed by the ethno-map of Indigenous Peoples Artybashskogo rural settlement. The map shows areas with high cultural and historic significance: the place of residence and traditional activities Tubalars, rites and worship of nomadic pastoralists, hunters and passers-by, the burial place of ancestors. In the summer of 2010 were organized traditional voluntary work in cleaning garbage from the shores of Lake Teletskoye first time spending the day sat for villagers and Iogacha Artybash.

In the immediate plans of the Council in 2011 - to finish the job signal design strategies for sustainable development Teletskoe natural area and begin to implement it.


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Tuesday December 28, 2010, 10:07 am

Cristi Sturgill (15)
Tuesday December 28, 2010, 10:18 am

Carol H (229)
Tuesday December 28, 2010, 10:44 am
thanks Cher, noted

Melissah C (389)
Tuesday December 28, 2010, 6:06 pm

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Wednesday December 29, 2010, 1:12 am
noted, Cher thanks

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Wednesday December 29, 2010, 1:49 am
Noted, thanks.

Bon L (0)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 4:48 am
Thanks for the info.

Kathy Javens (104)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 6:15 am
Noted. Thank you.

Sini K (113)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 6:56 am
Noted, signed and thank you.

Mike Feenaughty (267)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 8:36 am

Marti Williams (170)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 9:24 am

Michael M (60)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 11:39 am
The Altai people retain a relatinoship to the earth, with what is called "white shamanism" by others.
Although the word shamanism may suggest to those who have not looked nor cared closely, an unenlightened form of recognition of our relationship to the world, it is far more:
1. It is not called shamanism in their language.
2. The white aspect merely refers to the direction from which understanding is sought. Dark or black defining those who search under, for the roots of understanding, while white communicates through spiritually/mentally encompassing what is above.
3. The world is basically in three: Under the earth, from which things spring, the middle earth, where we earthbound creatures inhabit, unable to see as far as the inhabitants of the sky. The Great Sky itself, is not personified, but is inhabited by great far-sighted birds, as the eagle.

There is much to be found by our own attribute which has often been called imagination, vision. In the intimacy of small bands or tribes, the one who seeks answers for them is personally known, loved and honored. It is abig family. The meanings of each of our lives are not always clear in the pursuit of necessities.

The distorted organized religions later developed to inure slaves and peasants to their labor for others, imagined as more imortant than they, are a mere shadow of this natural communication with the other living things, which and who have so much to teach us.
We are made, we have long evolved to treasure our and other life, as we are part of the vast community which does include these other equally valid beings.
Losing this intimate knowledge of our connection, and the proper use of our facilities, such as all the senses and intuitions, has caused inordinate fear and isolation to arise. Many modern peoples have searched for intoxicants to dim their misuse of imagination, intuition, ability to integrate and make coherent what we experience.
Maybe 1/2 of the people are Altai, the rest Russian and Ukranian who migrated there. Nomadic life followed the rich seasons - in the steppes, and in the case of Altai, up and down the mountains with the seasons.

The original life of humans was in harmony, but with a century and more of industrial development, reserving place for those others who have as much right to being under the Great Sky as we, has become vital.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 1:38 pm
Noted, thanks !!

Gary C (5)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 9:47 am
noted thankyou
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