Our on-the-ground project manager, Svetlana Katynova, is steadfastly continuing her efforts to protect traditional Altai lands and sacred sites.
Svetlana is now focusing on preventing the desecration of Altai lands by strengthening of the cultural infrastructure through support of indigenous entrepreneurship. The development and incubation of micro-enterprises will eventually produce the financial resources for the Altai people to be self-sustaining in their protection of their lands.
We continue to explore funding through local governmental agencies and through grant proposals. However, your donation and the donations of hundreds of others to this project are actually what has sustained it.
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