"Zeleny Don" Regional Environmental Movement

 

ul. Dachnaia 1, k. 2
346408 Novocherkassk
Tel: (86352) 27-239
Email: zedon@novoch.ru
Contact: Vladimir Lagutov, President; Peter Kolpack
Founded in 1990 as a city-wide environmental society in Novocherkassk, Zeleny Don, meaning "Green Don", formally registered in 1996 as a regional environmental association serving the southern Don.

The group is primarily concerned with preservation of fish stocks in the Azov Sea and improving legislation on fishing rights. In 1997, Zeleny Don helped to create an interparliamentary commission on the Azov, consisting of deputies from both the Russian and Ukrainian parliaments. The commission has met several times to discuss international fishery legislation and the problems of illegal harvesting of fish in the Azov Sea.

Zeleny Don also runs an information center, Azovbas, with resources for local environmental groups, and holds seminars to discuss regional environmental issues and opportunities for joint cooperation among local groups.

The group has six branch offices in the Rostov and Volgograd oblasts located in the cities of Rostov, Shakhty, Sulin, and Aksai. It is a member of the Socio-Ecological Union.

Last updated:    February 1999


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