Association to Save Yugra

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The Association to Save Yugra (or Save Yugra, Russian: Спасение Югры, Spaseniye Yugry) is an indigenous-rights organisation of the Khanty, Mansi and Nenets people, Finno-Ugrian and Samoyedic nomadic cultures of Russian Siberia.[1] The organisation was founded in 1989 to protect their traditional lands against extractive industries such as oil, gas, and logging.[2] The organisation held its first congress in August 1989, and took a stance opposing logging in their forests.[3]

The organisation is named for Yugra, the traditional homeland of the Finno-Ugric peoples, in what is now Northern Russia.

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  2. ^ Richard Vaughan (17 March 1994). The Arctic: a history. A. Sutton. p. 289. ISBN 978-0-7509-0177-2. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Wadebridge Ecological Centre (1992). The Ecologist. Ecosystems Limited. p. 270. Retrieved 9 June 2012.