The Bikin River valley is the last intact, large block of Korean pine-broadleaved forests in the Russian Far East which is home for the Udege and Nanai tribes, and the Amur tiger.
Conservation of natural environment and traditional nature use are inseparably connected with prosperity of aboriginal people living in the Bikin River valley. Saved from cutting Korean pine-broadleaved forests allow to retain 176 mln tons of carbon thus helping combat global warming.
Project «Mitigate impacts of climate change through the protection of large scale virgin forests in the Bikin River valley» (November 2008—December 2011)
The project is financed by the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany, and Development Bank of Germany (KfW Entwicklungsbank) as part of International Initiative for Climate Conservation.