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Campaign Update – Russia: Altai Pipeline Investors Back Down During 2012

Gazprom, the major financer for Russia’s natural gas pipeline that would bisect the Ukok Plateau en route to China, appears to have dropped the project for 2012. Gazprom’sinvestment program and financial plan for 2012 doesn’t include the Altai pipeline project (see Gazprom’s press release.)  Cultural Survival’s campaign partners are cautiously optimistic about the news.  Jennifer Castner, of the Altai Project  explained, “We’re hoping that this means we can all take a deep breath for a brief moment, but continue our advocacy and remain vigilant.” 

See our action alert to protect the Ukok plateau, here

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Together, We Can Support Indigenous Communities in Nepal

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Cultural Survival is not a disaster relief organization. We work towards a world in which the rights of Indigenous Peoples are respected, protected, and fulfilled.

Bikalpa Gyan Kedra, an organization in Nepal founded by our Board Member Stella Tamang offers alternative educational opportunities to Indigenous girls and is not a disaster relief organization either, but since the earthquake they have been acting as a shelter to 300 local families. They need basic items like drinking water and food.

Radio Kairan in Kubu-Kasthali is asking for help with purchasing a power generator to get his community radio station back up and running to provide an essential means of communication for villagers on relief efforts as well as to power his community. Cost for this generator would be about $2,500

We have set up a special fund to assist our Indigenous contacts in Nepal. With your help, we can provide some limited assistance to our friends in desperate need.

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