March 10, 2014 Building Bridges, Not Fences

Building Bridges, Not Fences

An International Protected Area means more connections, not more regulations

February 21, 2013 Opportunities for International Cooperation

Opportunities for International Cooperation

The establishment of a new National Park "Beringia" in Chukotka, Russia

March 28, 2013 Muskoxen – the Ice Age Survivalists

Muskoxen – the Ice Age Survivalists

The creation of an ecological baseline for the Beringia muskoxen

April 8, 2013 Beringia Days 2011 Proceedings

Beringia Days 2011 Proceedings

Detailed account of the information presented during the conference

April 11, 2013 Bilateral Walrus Monitoring

Bilateral Walrus Monitoring

Subsistence use of walrus and reestablished cultural connections between Chukotka and Alaska

September 17, 2013 Steller’s Sea Cow

Steller’s Sea Cow

Bones on the beach may help solve an extinction mystery

October 29, 2013 Wales Inupiaq Sea Ice Dictionary

Wales Inupiaq Sea Ice Dictionary

Useful learning tool for future generations of Arctic indigenous peoples

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Building Bridges, Not Fences:
An International Protected Area means more connections, not more regulations

Bridge_of_FriendshipMarch 10, 2014
The governments of the United States and Russia have been making steps toward the designation of an International Protected Area spanning the Bering Strait and symbolically linking parks in Alaska and Chukotka, Russia. One theme influences and inspires all stages of the process: stronger connections throughout Beringia. MORE...

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The Shared Beringian Heritage Program recognizes and celebrates the natural resources and cultural heritage shared by Russia and the United States on both sides of the Bering Strait. The program works to improve local, national, and international understanding of these resources and sustain the cultural vitality of Native peoples in the region. If you want to learn more about the program click here.

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