The Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, Dmitry Kobylkin, presented the annual report on the situation in the autonomous region.→
In August 2015, Russian and Norwegian scientists will for the first time in a decade conduct a census of polar bears in the Russian part of the Arctic.→
In Moscow, the "Arctic - prospects of research, development and development" press conference took place, devoted to the opening of the Arctic Days Festival.→
Members of the XV Congress of the Russian Geographical Society re-elected Sergei Shoigu as the President of the organization.→
At a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Chairman of the Board of the Novatek, Leonid Mikhelson, the progress of the Yamal LNG project was discussed.→
Field studies to form an updated proposal to the UN to extend the Russian part of the Arctic Shelf have been completed. Russia will apply in the spring of 2015, as reported by →
Works on winter roads are underway on Yamal
Road builders of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region started works on winter roads. The ice crossing over the Ob River is 50% ready. →
Ice sculpture contest ended on Yamal
Results of the XII International Festival of Ice Sculptures - Polar Rhapsody have been summed up. The winner - the composition "Lord of the North" by Latvian sculptors, depicting a mosquito. →
Yamal’s Governor: Our country needs the Northern Latitudinal Route
Yamal’s Governor Dmitry Kobylkin told about future and current strategic projects in the Arctic at a meeting with the mass media. →
Direct election of the Governor cancelled on Yamal
Today members of the Legislative Assembly of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region adopted in the final reading the amendments to the Charter of the region, abolishing the direct election of the Governor, →
The scientific expedition to study the population of musk oxen has ended in Yamal
The scientific expedition to study the population of musk oxen in the Polar-Urals natural park in Priuralsky district of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region. →
Yamal topped the rating of socio-political sustainability among the regions
The "Petersburg policy" Fund compiled a rating of socio-political stability of the regions for October 2014. Among the three leaders are Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region, Amur Region and Chukotka Autonomous Region. →
Sergey Kharyuchi proposes establishment of a Code for indigenous peoples of the North
There is a need to systematize legislation governing indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and the Russian Far East. This was stated by the Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, Sergey Kharyuchi, speaking at the International Arctic Legal Forum in St. Petersburg. →
Dmitry Kobylkin presented the first medal "For preservation of the Arctic"
Today in Salekhard, the Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, Dmitry Kobylkin, presented the first medal "For preservation of the Arctic". The award was received by the chief of the Popov Marine Hydrometeorological Station, located on the Bely island, Nikolay Nikonov. →
Support for the indigenous peoples of the North in Yamal received a legislative framework
Stable support for indigenous peoples in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region and preservation of original habitat will be enshrined in law. →
I'm Thankful for Quality Science: A Roadmap for Polar Bear Conservation
Last week, the Los Angeles Times published an article entitled “40% decline in polar bears in Alaska, western Canada heightens concerns,” detailing a population study of the southern Beaufort Sea polar bear population from 2001 to 2010.
Wild weather in the Arctic causes problems for people and wildlife
The residents of Longyearbyen, the largest town on the Norwegian arctic island archipelago of Svalbard, remember it as the week that the weather gods caused trouble. Temperatures were ridiculously warm – and reached a maximum of nearly +8 degrees C in one location at a time when mean temperatures are normally -15 degrees C. It rained in record amounts.
The Straits Times
31 new species added to UN protection list
Polar bears, whales, sharks and gazelles are among 31 new species granted new protection status by the United Nations' conservation body, following six days of "intense" talks by leading conservationists.
Ship and Bunker
Wärtsilä Wins Order for 54 LNG Engines
Finland's Wärtsilä Corporation says it has won an order for 54 liquefied natural gas (LNG) capable engines for a fleet of carriers being built for the Yamal LNG project in Northern Russia.
What's black and white and red all over?
What's black and white and red all over? Blood-soaked polar bears left spattered in gore after three-day feasting captured in stunning photographs