Siberia's Heavenly Lake and 'small peoples' of the High North at risk from oil drilling

Sakirko, Elena; Fomin, Konstantin

Publisher:  The Ecologist
Date Written:  28/02/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18995

A vital nature preserve in western Siberia, and the indigenous peoples that inhabit it, are at risk from oil development. Oil giant Surgutneftegas is already active in the Numto Park, but now they want to extend operations into its fragile wetlands, putting at risk snow cranes, the Heavenly Lake, and the survival of the Nenet and Khanty peoples.

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