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wildlife and forest protection, environmental education

Phoenix Fund( ) is a Russian wildlife and forest conservation organization serving regions of theRussian Far East, especiallyPrimorski KraiandKhabarovsk Krai. This area includes globally significant biodiversity, including theAmur leopardSiberian tiger, and other predators, as well as a number of recognizedProtected Areasincluding national parks, wildlife refuges, and nature reserves.1

Phoenix Fund was founded by Russian and U.S. conservationists and registered in Vladivostok as a Russiannon-profit, non-governmental organization in March 1998. It is headquartered inVladivostok.

Anti-Poaching Activities, with the goal of ending the illegal hunting of tigers, leopards, and other protected species

Resolution of Human-Tiger Conflicts, with the goal of protecting human communities while preventing the killing of tigers

Compensation for Damages of livestock lost to leopards, tigers, and other predators

Ecological Education and Outreach in rural communities of the Russian Far East

Public monitoring of industrial projects, including oil and natural gas development

The founder director of Phoenix Fund is Sergei Bereznuk. He was formerly a tiger inspector in Rosprirodnadzor, Russias environmental protection agency.

Phoenix Fund is one of the implementing organizations of theAmur Leopard and Tiger Alliance(ALTA)2and partners with non-governmental organizations in Britain, the United States, Germany, and Finland as well as Russia to conserve theAmur leopardSiberian tiger, and their habitat and ecology. Phoenix is also a member of the21st Century TigerInternational Tiger Coalition, made up of environmental, zoo and animal protection organizations as well as the traditional Chinese medicine community. Phoenix Funds other partners includeWildlife AllianceandPacific Environmentin the United States,21st Century Tigerin the United Kingdom, and other international conservation and sustainable development organizations.

Phoenix Fund was founded by Russian and U.S. conservationists and registered in Vladivostok as a Russian non-profit, non-governmental organization in March 1998.3The logo of the organization is thePhoenix (mythology), which rises anew from its own ashes after death, a symbol of everlasting revival. The logo was chosen to reflect the rebirth of the Russian Far Easts wildlife and habitats following environmental degradation at the end of theSoviet Union.

In 2006, Sergei Bereznuk received one of theWhitley Awards (UK)for outstanding achievements in nature conservation, related to the protection of the Amur leopard from oil pipeline development.4The pipeline was believed to be a grave threat to threatened biodiversity across Siberia and the Russian Far East.5

In June 2012, Sergei Bereznuk became a winner of Rolex Global Awards for Enterprise for his achievements and innovations in tiger conservation.

Newell, Josh. The Russian Far East: A Reference Guide for Conservation and Development, March 2004

Whitley Fund for Nature, Sergey Bereznuk (Russia) Wins Whitley Award Sponsored by theRufford Maurice Laing Foundation, May 10, 2006

BBC, Pipeline risk to Siberia wildlife, July 15, 2005

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