Saturday, August 8, 2009

National Geographic Article on Kamchatka

The most recent issue of National Geographic has a great article about the Kamchatka Peninsula, one of the last great salmon ecosystems in the world. Despite the abundance and diverstiy of salmon in the region, and the pristine ecosystem many populations of Kamchatka salmon and steelhead are still at risk. Poaching, overfishing, and a lack of management and enforcement by Russian authorities all threaten to degrade the riches of the region. Now the Russian Government in cooperation with the Wild Salmon center is working to reduce poaching and establish a series of Salmon conservation areas. Pick up a copy of National Geographic and check out the Article or visit the Wild Salmon Centers website to learn more about Kamchatka and their efforts to protect on of the last best salmon ecosystems in the world.

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