タイガの森フォーラム
Taiga Forum
Тайга Форум

Taiga Forum to Appear at CBD-COP10

Taiga Forum will participate in the Interactive Fair for Biodiversity at the CBD-COP 10 meeting, which is being held from 18thto 29thOctober in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture.

People of the Forest – Udege

What is the origin of People of the Forest – Udege? In the 12th century, the Jurchen tribe that ruled northern part of China with their skilled martial arts established the Jin Dynasty.  Despite its prosperity, the downfall of the Jin Dynasty took place in the 13th century, after fighting against Mongolia.  The 15th century history books talk about people called the “People of the Forest,  Udege”.  It is likely that these people are part of the Jurchen tribe and are the ancestors of the Udege today.  The “Udeghe” people were skilled hunters and exchanged Russian sable that they caught in the Taiga in exchange for silk from Ming and […]

Bikin River Basin

What is Bikin River basin and the forested area along Bikin River? Bikin River, which originates from Sikhote-Alin along coastal Russia (total length 580km), flows at around a northern latitude of 46 degrees towards the West into the Ussuri River (the Ussuri flows into Amur River, which eventually flows into Okhotsk).  Along the Bikin River is a rare forested area, and it has been compared to Gros Morne National Park and Olympic National Park.  (Gros Morne has an area of 1,805 km2, and is a habitat for lynx.  It has been listed as a World Natural Heritage site since 1987.  The Olympic National Park has an area of 3,734 km2, […]

Taiga

What is the “Taiga”? The Cyrillic (the ethnic language used in the region) spelling of the Taiga is ТАЙГА.  There are many opinions as to the origin of the word, including the one that says that it used to mean a “quiet forest” in the language spoken by indigenous people of Siberia.  The name is now recognized as Russian, and natural forests consisting mainly of conifers in arctic and subarctic zones are called the Taiga.  In the Russian coastal areas, there is the Taiga where both conifers and broad leaves are found.  This type of forests is called Ussuri Taiga. The link between the Taiga and Japan Timber logged from […]