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Letters and related news story, dated 7 August 2013  (in English and Russian)  

Statement of concern on the risks of salmon fishing near Piltun Lagoon, Sakhalin Island, Russian Far East, a core feeding areas of Western Gray Whales

Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel

S.E.Donskoy, Minister for Natural Resources and Environment of Russian Federation

N.V.Salayeva, Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Sakhalin Oblast

R. R.Gizatulin, Deputy Minsiter for Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, Chair of the Interdepartamental Working Group for the Conservation of Western Gray Whales

A.M.Amirkhanov, Deputy Head of Federal Service of Natural Resource Usage, Deputy Chair of the Interdepartamental Working Group for the Conservation of Western Gray Whales

A.A.Krayniy, Head of Federal Fisheries Agency

M.G. Kozlov, Head of Sakhalin-Kuril Islands Territorial Administration of the Federal Fisheries Agency

P.S.Kolotushkin, Head of Fisheries Agency of Sakhalin Oblast

S.P.Karepkin, Deputy Chair of the Commission for Regulating the catch of anadromous type of fish in the Sakhalin Oblast

Response from N.V.Salayeva, Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Sakhalin Oblast, dated 8 October 2013 (Russian, English)

Response from SakhNIRO FGUP (via M.G. Kozlov, Head of Sakhalin and Kuril Territorial Directorate of Federal Fisheries Agency, dated 27 August 2013)(Russian, English)

Sakhalin Fisheries Agency news story, dated 22 August 2013 (Russian)

Letter dated 19 May 2010

Letter urging the Russian government to intervene to postpone the Rosneft Lebedenskoye seismic survey, which poses a serious threat to the Western Gray Whale population.

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin

IUCN has not received any response to this letter

Letter dated 19 April 2010 (in English and Russian)

Potential impacts of the Rosneft Lebedenskoye seismic survey and future DMNG seismic surveys on the Western Gray Whale population.

Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel

Renat R. Gizatulin, Director of the Department of Environmental State Policy, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation

IUCN has not received any response to this letter

Letter dated 15 December 2009

Potential impacts of theRosneft Lebedenskoye seismic survey on the Western Gray Whale population.

Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel

Renat R. Gizatulin, Chairman of the Inter-ministerial Working Group on Conservation of the Western Gray Whale Population, Russian Federation

S. M. Bogdanchikov, President, Rosneft

L. Brodsky, Director General, RN. Shelf Far East

IUCN has not received any response to this letter

Letter dated 26 June 2009

Request for information about possible 2009 seismic surveys in the feeding grounds of the Western Gray Whale population.

IUCN Global Marine Programme

DMNG, DALMORNE-FTEGEOPHYSICA

IUCN has not received any response to this letter

Letters dated 07 July 2008

Potential impacts on the Western Gray Whale population of seismic surveys planned by Elvary Neftegaz, OJSC Rosneft and BP Sakhalin in 2008

Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel

Elvary Neftegaz

OJSC Rosneft

BP Sakhalin

IUCN has not received any response to this letter

Letter dated 03 July 2008

Letter requesting Mr. Putin to encourage participation in the WGWAP process by other oil companies that work on the Sakhalin Shelf and to assign an official from the Ministry of Natural Resources to serve as liaison to the WGWAP and IUCN

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin

Response from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation dated 20 September 2008

Letter dated 04 May 2008 (in Russian and English)

Comments on the proposal by Exxon Neftegas Ltd. to construct an oil pipeline across Piltun Lagoon, Sakhalin Island, and to construct an ice bridgeacross the Lagoon in order to support pipeline installation.

IUCN Programme Office for Russia and CIS

Exxon Neftegas Ltd.

IUCN has not received any response to this letter

Letter dated 11 February 2008

Request for information concerning planned or future offshore oil and gas related activities on the Sakhalin Shelf

IUCN Global Marine Programme

Anatoly A. Ledovskikh, Head of the Federal Subsoil Resources Management Agency, Russia

Response from the Federal Subsoil Resources Management Agency

Letter dated 11 February 2008 (in English and Russian)

Request for information concerning planned or future offshore oil and gas related activities on the Sakhalin Shelf

IUCN Global Marine Programme

Vladimir V. Kirillov, Head of the Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation

Response from the Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service

Public statement dated 01 July 2007

Public statement on Sakhalin Energy’s apparent decision to reject the noise exposure criteriarecommended at WGWAP-2 (WGWAP 2/016) for the 2007 season

Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel

Sakhalin Energy Investment Company

Response from Sakhalin Energy dated 24 August 2007