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Welcome to Caspinfo,
an independent source of information on the environmental problems of the Caspian and the activities of community environmental organizations


News, announcements, events

[July, 27 2004]
Caspinfo Information Service. Bulletin 126. July 1-15, 2004

  • Will the Caspian repeat the fate of the Aral?;
  • The CEP announces a fourth round of the its Caspian-wide Small Cooperative Grants Program;
  • MORE DETAILS>>

    [June, 28 2004]
    Caspinfo Information Service. Bulletin 124-125. June 1-30, 2004

  • The results of a conference discussing Caspian wetlands, held in Astrakhan, May 27-28, 2004;
  • Ten tons of oil spilled into the Volga River as the result of a pipeline leak in Saratov;
  • MORE DETAILS>>

    [June, 15 2004]
    Caspinfo Information Service. Bulletin 123. May, 16-31, 2004

  • Recommendations from the public hearing "Liquidation of Oil Spills in the Caspian Sea: Reality and Resolution;
  • A year and a half after its sinking, the Mercury-2 ferry poses a serious threat to the Caspian environment;
  • MORE DETAILS>>

    [May, 24 2004]
    Caspinfo Information Service. Bulletin 122. May, 1-15, 2004

  • An analysis of the current status of Caspian bioresources and methods for conservation and restoration.
  • The results of a public hearing on the liquidation of oil spills in the Caspian, which was held in Atyrau on April 29-30
  • MORE DETAILS>>

    [April, 28 2004]
    Caspinfo Information Service. Bulletin 120-121. April, 1-31, 2004

  • Who Will Save the Sturgeon?
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    [March, 31 2004]
    Caspinfo Information Service. Bulletin 118-119. March, 1-31, 2004

  • At a meeting in Moscow, March 10-12, quotas were determined for 2004 sturgeon catches.
  • Community organizations from around the Caspian region are urging their governments and Parliaments to take immediate measures to prevent oil pollution in the Caspian Sea, particularly from sunken wells;
  • A collection of articles from the western press on attempts to resolve environmental problems, resulting from the introduction of mnemiopsis into the Caspian Sea;
  • REC offices from around the Caspian will be accepting applications until May 28, 2004, for a small grants program (up to 25,000 Euros) as part of the European Union program, "Sustainable Development of Transcaspian Communities.";
  • MORE DETAILS>>

    [March, 4 2004]
    Caspinfo Information Service. Bulletin 116-117. February, 1-29, 2004

  • Scientists have developed a 15-year rehabilitation plan for the Koshkar-Atav tailings pool in Mangistau Oblast;
  • Several thousand tons of oil were spilled as a result of a serious accident on the main Uzen-Atyrau-Samara pipeline in southwestern Kazakhstan;
  • An appeal to the Transcaspian governments on the issues of flooded offshore oil wells was adopted by the participants of the Baku forum;
  • MORE DETAILS>>

    [February, 17 2004]
    Caspinfo Information Service. Bulletin 115. January, 16-31, 2004

  • Several environmental NGOs from the Caspian region are voicing their concerns about the impacts of oil spills at Kazakhstan's coastal Pribrezhnoe oil field;
  • The results from a public environmental monitoring assessment of pollution levels in water bodies throughout the Astrakhan region;
  • An explosion at the Kalamkas-Karazhanbas-Aktau pipeline in Kazakhstan's Mangistau Oblast resulted in a 200 ton oil spill;
  • MORE DETAILS>>

    [January, 26 2004]
    Caspinfo Information Service. Bulletin 114. January, 1-15, 2004

  • On January 31, the US Fish and Wildlife Service may come to a decision on import bans for beluga caviar. A New York Times article on this topic, written by K. Pala, is now available;
  • Scientists are concerned about the dangers of pollution spreading to the Caspian from the radioactive waters of the Koshkar-Ata tailings pond in Aktau;
  • A selection of articles from the Kazakhstani and Azerbaijani media regarding the January 7th detention of an Azerbaijani vessel in Kazakhstani waters due to poaching;
  • MORE DETAILS>>

    [January, 8 2004]
    Caspinfo Information Service. Bulletin 113. December, 16-31, 2003

  • Crude Accountability is conducting a survey among the Transcaspian countries regarding improving public participation and implementation mechanisms for the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea;
  • The next issue of the Caucasus Nature Journal is dedicated to wetlands and the sea;
  • Each year catches of fish in the Volga River decrease.
  • MORE DETAILS>>

    [December, 23 2003]
    Caspinfo Information Service. Bulletin 112. December, 1-15, 2003

  • Crude Accountability has sent a letter of inquiry to the IMO, requesting an explanation as towhy this specialized agency of the United Nations refused the opportunity to enter into an open dialogue with the public;
  • Results of analysis conducted on bird carcasses from the Kazakhstani sector of the Caspian will explain the massive bird die-off in that region;
  • Agip KCO has been fined 15 million tenge for environmental pollution exceeding permissible concentrations of chloride and sulfates
  • MORE DETAILS>>

    [December, 9 2003]
    Caspinfo Information Service. Bulletin 111. November, 16-30, 2003

  • After eight years an environmental convention on the Caspian Sea has been signed-but what will it mean in practice?;
  • Kazakhstan's Ministry of Environmental Protection has fined the ChevronTexaco-led Tengizchevroil consortium approximately $1 million for exceeding pollution levels;
  • MORE DETAILS>>

    [November, 20 2003]
    Caspinfo Information Service. Bulletin 110. November, 1-15, 2003

  • Bird Deaths in the Caspian. A selection of materials about this incident;
  • Authorized representatives of all five Transcaspian countries signed the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea. The Convention text is archived in Caspinfo's library;
  • The EBRD's Board of Directors has approved financing of $125 million for the BTC pipeline, and up to $30 million for the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) Phase 1 oil field development;
  • MORE DETAILS>>

    [November, 10 2003]
    Caspinfo Information Service. Bulletin 108-109. October, 1-31, 2003

  • A selection of materials from western media outlets about the critical CITES decision regarding increasing the sturgeon export quota from the Caspian region;
  • Community forum "Oil Spills and the North Caspian" in Astrakhan, October 23-25, 2003;
  • Another environmental emergency has occurred in the Caspian. A large quantity of dead birds was discovered on Aktote Island (Kazakhstan);
  • Special Issue of BOSS journal: "The Caspian, Sea of Dreams";
  • Geological-Geophysical Research, and Oil and Gas Resources of the Caspian Sea
  • MORE DETAILS>>

    [October, 4 2003]
    Caspinfo Information Service. Bulletin 106-107.September, 1-30, 2003

  • For four years, the quantity of sprat catches has decreased by five times;
  • A work plan (2003-2005) has been developed for the first stage of exploration of the Kazakhstani sector of the Caspian;
  • The first international environmental conference dedicated to environmental safety in the development of oil reserves on the Caspian shelf;
  • On September 5 the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES), announced an increase of black caviar export quotas. Other Sturgeon Conservation Issues;
  • MORE DETAILS>>

    [September, 8 2003]
    Caspinfo Information Service. Bulletin 105. August, 16-31, 2003

  • The village of Berezovka, located near the Karachaganak oil field in western Kazakhstan, continues its fight for the right to live and breathe in a clean environment;
  • On August 30, 2003 there was an environmental catastrophe in Samara Oblast. As a result of a fire aboard the tanker, Victoria, 70 tons of oil were spilled into the Volga River and 1000 tons were burned;
  • Sturgeon Conservation Issues;
  • MORE DETAILS>>

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