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Date: 12/05/2005 Description: In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2005 photo Lutiy, an endangered Amur tiger, roams in his cage at the Wild Animals Rehabilitation Center in Sikhote-Alin a mountain range in the Russian Far East.  © AP Image Date: 11/01/2009 Description: Rocky Mountains. © National Natural Landmarks Date: 10/27/1988 Description: A native whaler rubs the nose of one of two trapped California gray whales as it surfaces in a breathing hold chopped in the ice on the Arctic Ocean near Barrow, Alaska Oct. 27, 1988 A massive international rescue effort succeeded in freeing the trapped animals after two weeks.  © AP Image

The Environment Working Group has identified Protected Areas, Hazardous Materials Management, Arctic Black Carbon and Wildlife Protection as areas for cooperation.

Working Group Chairpersons

Acting U.S. Chairperson: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment Dan Reifsnyder

Russia Chairperson: Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Coordinator for International Cooperation Nuritdin Inamov


40th Anniversary of U.S.-Russia Marine Mammal Working Group

Date: 2013 Description: 40th Anniversary of U.S.-Russia Marine Mammal Working Group. © U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services photo

Working Group Web Links

U.S. Department of State Office of Oceans Environment and Science

United States Environmental Protection Agency
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Parks Service
Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment


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