“At the end of the world, beyond the Arctic Circle, two Russian scientists, Sergei Zimov and his son Nikita, are carrying out a unique experiment: the Pleistocene Park. Here, the Zimovs are restoring the ancient ecosystem of the Siberian steppes to save the planet of a disaster foretold: the melting of permafrost. This underground glacier contains billions of tons of carbon. As it is released, the latter accelerates global warming. According to the revolutionary hypothesis of the Zimovs, a reintroduction of large herbivores in Siberia could slow down the degradation of permafrost. “
There are also a lot of analogies with the Autistan.org and Nature Defenders projects (which are obviously much more “modest”, but there is a beginning to everything).
And we better understand the need for an NGO coordination platform, which is the idea behind Nature Defenders.
The Pleistocene Park on Wikipedia:
– article in French: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parc_du_Pl%C3%A9istoc%C3%A8ne
– article in English (much more detailed): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleistocene_Park