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The 15th School of Environmental Journalism "Living Taiga" was organized in Primorye

05 august 2021
The 15th School of Environmental Journalism has united the winners and laureates of the Far Eastern Contest “Living Taiga”. It was organized by “Poslednyaya sreda” interregional environmental press club under "People for Nature" project, which is being implemented by WWF Russia with EU support. In 2021 the School became unique in terms of the number of participants and awards.

The School of Environmental Journalism "Living Taiga" was held from July 29 to August 2 in Primorye, on the coast of the Sea of ​​Japan. More than 40 “greenest” media staff and bloggers from 5 provinces of the Amur basin: Primorsky, Khabarovsky, Zabaikalsky, Amurskaya and Evreiskaya provinces attended the trainings of the School. More than half of them came to such a seminar for the first time.

This year the School was dedicated to the opportunities of the journalist environmental community to discuss and search for mechanisms of real practical solutions and public control in environmental management. The slogan “Keep an eye on nature” became a common theme for all the School’s “lessons”.

The 15th School of Environmental Journalizm "Living Taiga" united the best journalists of the Russian Far East
Anna Serdyuk / WWF Russia
“Sometimes the attention of the state supervisory authorities to environmental issues is not enough for such a vast territory of the Russian Far East. Therefore, the public control is now especially important here. Journalists often become representatives of the interests of local people. That is why WWF-Russia suggested to include public control issues in the agenda of the School of Environmental Journalism.” says Peter Osipov, director of WWF Russia Amur branch.

In 2020, the School of Environmental Journalism was canceled due to epidemiological restrictions. This year the winners and laureates of the last two years have united again. The awarding ceremony was unique in terms of the number of “Ginseng” prizes: 1 Grand Prix, 20 “Ginsengs” for winners, 10 “Hopes” of the Living Taiga prizes.

Grand Prix of the 15th Far Eastern Contest of Environmental Journalism “Living Taiga” went to Sofya Koreneva from Khabarovsk, a correspondent of the information portal “Takie Dela”, for the analytical publication “Gold of Tigers”: the habitats of a large group of tigers in the Khabarovsky province coincided with a gold deposit.

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Director of WWF-Russia Amur branch