ul. Panfilova 106, k. 318
More than forty public organizations in Almaty have joined the union "Tabigat" ("Nature") to protest the damaging effects of oil drilling in the Caspian Sea. The union formed in response to the "crisis conditions" of the sea and its watershed brought about by both drilling and transport of drilling platforms. Large populations of fish, birds and other wildlife have being killed off and the sea bed has been damaged as a result of this activity.
The union is striving to build an international movement, For a Clean Caspian, to promote monitoring of drilling and measures to protect the sea's ecosystem and biodiversity.
A print version of much of the information contained in this Central Asian Third Sector Organizations section can be found in Civil Society in Central Asia (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999).
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