Environmental Watch on the North Caucasus (EWNC) is an environmental organization whose mission is to preserve wild nature and restore a healthy environment to the North Caucasus. Its priorities include biological conservation, public control over the development of environmentally dangerous projects, facilitating communication within the environmental movement and disseminating environmentally significant information. EWNC has been active on the Taman Peninsula since the 1990s and works closely with local activists. EWNC has actively campaigned against a number of large scale Russian oil and gas projects including the CPC and Blue Stream pipelines.
EWNC was founded in 1997 by a group of activists from the Krasnodar and Adygei branches of the Socio-Ecological Union (SEU) and is the leading organization of the SEU in the West Caucasus. Andrey Rudomakha is the Coordinator of EWNC; Dmitry Shevchenko is Vice Coordinator. The organization has thirty-four members.
Learn more about EWNC at www.ewnc.org