Environmental Watch on the North Caucasus is a Russian-based non-profit organization that works to protect the environment of the Russian South since 1997. The sphere of their interest includes several regions: Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Stavropol regions, the Republic of Adygea, Karachay-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria. The backbone of the organization started from the eco-communes. So they have a very peculiar work schedule with overnights at the office, expeditions on weekends and "Couchsurfing" at like-minded people's places along the way. Their activities are largely made possible thanks to the help of concerned citizens and volunteers.