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WWF urges banks to block Sakhalin oil plan and save whales

Environment group WWF on Thursday urged three European banks to block Russian giant Sakhalin Energy's plan to build an oil drilling platform that the group claims could harm the endangered grey whale. "WWF this week has asked European banks behind a Russian off-shore oil development to do their part to protect a population of critically [...]

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Sakhalin salmon population infested with lice

A major population of salmon in Pacific waters off Russia's Far Eastern region is suffering from a severe infestation of lice, officials at a maritime research institute said on Monday.
As much as 70 per cent of schools of pink (or humpback) salmon living to the north-east of Russia's Sakhalin Island suffer skin lesions [...]

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Oil exploration raised at IWC as threat to critically endangered whales

Several governments attending the International Whaling Commission meeting say oil and gas development poses a grave threat to Western gray whales.
Addressing the opening day of the 63rd annual IWC meeting, representatives raised concerns over expanding oil and gas operations off Russia’s Sakhalin Island, a key feeding ground for the critically endangered whales and [...]

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Sakhalin pipeline victory for campaigners

Sakhalin Energy has given in to four years of environmental campaigning and announced the withdrawal of its request for government backing for its controversial oil and gas project in the Russian Far East.
The Sakhalin II project, a multi-billion dollar undertaking to construct oil and gas platforms and an 800km pipeline across the island of [...]

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Oil in the diet of Sakhalin whales

Environmentalists are again sounding alarm over the future of the unique population of the Western Pacific gray whales.
This time, Exxon Neftegaz Limited (ENL), a participant in oil projects on Sakhalin, is laying a pipeline via the Piltun Bay, a key feeding area for the gray whales.
Any negative impact on this area during [...]

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Forecast of Salmon Fishing in Sakhalin Area for 2008 – 144 Thousand Tons

Public hearings on the issue "Confirmation of general admissible catch of Pacific salmon for 2008" were held in the Area Administration. Officials and representatives of fishing community listened to the report of the representative of SakhNIRO on the forecast of approach of salmon this year, the department of information policy of the Sakhalin Area Administration [...]

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

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