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To ban or to limit: is it necessary to save the Baikal omul?

The struggle for the preservation the population of the Baikal omul continues with varying success and unclear results. “Key to Baikal” found it out whether a fundamental decision has been made on this issue and whether it is really worthwhile to introduce restrictions on catching the most popular Baikal fish.

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Shaman Stone: on the Border of Lake Baikal

Shaman Stone is a rock near the source of the Angara, a natural monument of the Pribaikalsky National Park and also a sacred place of shamanists. This is one of the symbols of Lake Baikal. Only a small tip of the Shaman Stone is visible above the water, protruding to 1-1.5 meters, but a rock massif dividing the river into two parts lies under the water and, moreover, it is a boundary between the river and the lake.

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Fluffy Gold of Siberia: Barguzinsky Sable

Tourists visiting the Barguzinsky Nature Reserve can see a brisk curious fluffy animal with a narrow muzzle among the dense fir grove - this is the sable.

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Unite in Order to Become More Efficient: What the “Friends of Baikal” Will Be Engaged in

In April Irkutsk hosted the first open meeting of the “Friends of Baikal” Association which will unite everyone who is not indifferent to the problems of Lake Baikal.

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Baikal “Shark”: Amazing Facts about Baikal Oilfish (Golomyanka)

One of the most numerous fish species of Lake Baikal is the unique Baikal Oilfish. This rose-pearl fish with beautiful large fins is, without exaggeration, one of the wonders of the lake, because is amazing everything in it.

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Where to Meet Sables and Seals: Tours to the Nature Reserves of Baikal

Tourism on Lake Baikal is striking by its diversity. Everyone will find entertainment to one’s taste here: whether it is relaxing on the beach, swimming in mineral springs or even diving. But a tour to the reserves of Lake Baikal will really impress you a lot. Today reserves have all conditions for comfortable ecological tourism.

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