The school of environmental journalism
In 2018, 86 participants representing journalists from 42 mass media agencies of Primorsky, Khabarovsky, Amurskaya, Evreiskaya and Zabaikalskaya provinces, regional representative offices of federal mass media agencies and 2 non-commercial internet-projects — PrimDiscovery and «Taiga Planet». The jury considered 355 materials: 187 printed papers, 83 video materials — TV casts, TV programs, documentaries, 3 radio casts and 84 reports in inform agencies in 8 nominations: Home for the Amur Tiger, Nature and Power Industry, Korean Pine - the Tree of Life, Amur Green Belt, Protected Land, Land of Wild Salmon, Hunting Management on Guard of Nature Protection, Personality in Wildlife Protection.
This year the speakers of the School of Environmental Journalism "Living Taiga" were the leaders and experts of nature protection organizations. Sergey Aramilev, director of the Amur Tiger Center, introduced the journalists to the results of 5 years of work of the Amur Tiger Center for the tiger conservation; Petr Osipov, director of WWF-Russia Amur branch, spoke about WWF projects in the Amur ecoregion and issues that require wide media coverage; “From the Year of Oriental Stork to the Year of the Crane" - the so-called "lesson" from Anna Barma, project coordinator for PAs of WWF-Russia Amur branch; the 25th anniversary of WWF Russia: the creation of a network of protected areas as the basis for biodiversity conservation in the Amur River basin - this topic was presented by Yury Darman, senior advisor of WWF Russia Amur Branch.