RT AND WWF RUSSIA LAUNCH JOINT SPECIAL PROJECT TO MARK FUND’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY
The documentary focuses on WWF-Russia employees who work hard to save rare and endangered species living in the wild across Russia, such as the Amur tiger and leopard, saker falcon and white bear. Filming is taking place in some of Russia’s most remote regions, such as Primorsky Krai, South Siberia and Chukotka.
WWF work to preserve the Amur tiger population in the Russian Far East is carried out in close cooperation with the relevant authorized government agencies, with the help of the Amur Tiger Center and WWF Russia.
RTDoc documentaries have won numerous awards, both in Russia and internationally. In 2018, RT’s Growing up with War: Children of Syria received first prize at the prestigious New York Festivals Awards, while two other documentaries – Love Commandos and Sea Life Savers – took silver and bronze in their respective categories. At the 2017 New York Festivals, RT documentary H2wOe chronicling the severe water crisis in India received top honors. In 2015, RT’s Albino Africa was recognized for Best Documentary at New York Festivals, while in 2014, the competition’s top prize was awarded to another RT production called Blood and Honour. In 2011, the RT’s Town of Little Angels won silver in the TV and Web Design category at the OMNI Intermedia Awards. The same year, RT documentary Children of the Tundra won first prize at Russia’s National TV Awards (Strana Awards).
Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the largest independent, international
environmental organizations that unites 5 million regular supporters and
operates in more than 100 countries around the world. WWF’s mission is to
preserve biological diversity, prevent the escalating degradation of the
natural environment and create conditions for a harmonious coexistence between
humans and nature. The first WWF projects in Russia started as early as 1988,
and in 1994, the Fund opened its representative office in the country. In 2004,
WWF-Russia became a national organization.
Over 25 years, the Fund has carried out over 1,000 field projects in 47 regions