The Year of the Tiger: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Protection of Animals
What do the Amur tiger in the southern Far East, the polar bear in the Arctic, the snow leopard in southern Siberia and the Near Eastern leopard in the Caucasus have in common? They are all so-called "umbrella species" or "protected species". Under the aegis of their conservation work is carried out to preserve natural complexes and, as a consequence, to improve the environment as a whole. People take a lot from nature, but nature's resources are not unlimited. It is time to give something back, to repay some of what we owe it. Through supporting 'umbrella species', we will also help the animals they feed on and their habitats, and ultimately benefit ourselves from their well-being. How does helping nature through umbrella species work? Should companies operating in the ‘umbrella species’ habitat area take patronage of them? Is there a need for legal regulation of nature aid? Can Russian companies and non-profit organizations replace international ones?
Sergey Aramilev, General Director, Amur Tiger Centre Autonomous Non-Profit Organization
Viktor Vekselberg, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (SkolTech); Chairman of the Board of Directors, Renova Group
Sergei Ivanov, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport
Artyom Manukyan, Vice President, Executive Director, Secretary of the Governing Council, Russian Geographical Society
Oleg Khorokhordin, Head of the Altai Republic
Konstantin Chuychenko, Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation