Save Baikal

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Организаторы, гражданские активисты, развивают и продвигают социально-значимые и экологические проекты и идеи. Шестой год проект «Сохраним Байкал» (СБ) продолжает природоохранную, исследовательскую, экологическую и организационную деятельность на берегах озера. Инициатива по охране природы выступает с предложениями, направленными на облегчение нынешней сложной экологической ситуации путём продвижения и внедрения систем общественного мониторинга и контроля, раздельного сбора и переработки отходов, а также устраивая различные просветительские и образовательные мероприятия, акции по очистке территорий и работы по ликвидации прошлого экологического ущерба. 

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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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How to Support Lake Baikal: Instructions for Those Who Care
The 5th of June is the World Environment Day. Various campaigns and events symbolizing the unity of man with nature will be held in each country today. But you should take care of the environment not only on holidays.
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Where to Go as a Volunteer: the Best Programs of Lake Baikal
Many environmental volunteer activities are held at Baikal annually. There will be even more such programs in this season, because the year 2017 has been declared the Year of Ecology in Russia.
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Lake Baikal under threat: ecologists on the building of a hydropower plant at the Selenga river
This article focuses on the danger of construction and its impact to the ecosystem of the lake.
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360 minutes for Baikal
The Baikal Lake is one of the leading eco-tourism centers in our country. According to various sources each year from 500 thousand to 1 million tourists visit the lake. It means that its shores are inevitably littered, sometimes unacceptably much for a world-famous nature preserve. However there is no organization, which would be directly responsible for the cleanliness of coastal areas. What to do with the garbage?
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Culture and Sports under the Slogan of Lake Baikal
Social movements and public initiatives have been launched on behalf of Lake Baikal for many years .The lake has become a symbol for charity events and campaigns that benefit the Baikal region and bring people together in an effort to make their lives better.
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Rare specimens from Russia
Baikal, without a doubt, is a unique lake: there are a lot of words written about it and much is said about its nature or rather its flora and its fauna. Nowadays they are often talked about with the prefix "rare" or "endangered" attached to them.
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Baikal under Supervision: Lomonosov Moscow State University has been Studying Baikal for More Than 100 Years
The uniqueness of Baikal cannot but excite interest of researchers from different regions of Russia and countries around the world. Our lake is a fragile ecosystem; preserving and studying it means saving 20% of all fresh water resources of the planet and the unique species diversity of living organisms. So, the attention paid to Baikal by such well-known and respected institutions as Lomonosov Moscow State University that has always been closely associated with Lake Baikal, is quite understandable.
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"Baikal Project": Bridges and Trails That Save Lives
The first season of the “Baikal Project” was launched in 2002. Today its priority is the construction of bridges and ecological trails on the reserved territories of Lake Baikal. During this time the participants have already built more than a dozen bridges which have saved many human lives.
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Culture Vaccine: How Literature Helps to Save Lake Baikal
The first International Book Festival will be held in Irkutsk from May 19 to May 21. We have talked to the Deputy Director of the “Volnoe Delo” Oleg Deripaska Foundation - Ekaterina Svetlichnaya - about the way a book teaches us how to love Baikal and why it is so important today to talk about the ecology of the soul.
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Those Who Make Lake Baikal Closer: the Volunteers of the Great Baikal Trail
An author of the “Key to Baikal” website has interviewed the three members of one of the oldest environmental organizations in Siberia that gathers hundreds of people who are not indifferent to the problems of the Lake every year. It’s them who are making Baikal more accessible and closer to us; they are a part of the Inter-Regional Public Organization titled “The Great Baikal Trail”.
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Who Will Save Baikal from Waste
The problem of recycling industrial and household waste in our days is becoming more acute due to the fact that the volumes of waste are increasing, while the recycling rate is incomparably slow.
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Nature Reserves of Baikal
Today, on the shores of Lake Baikal, there are 3 reserves and 2 national parks, which are open all year round for visitors and hold all the secrets of this ancient land.
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Baikal Ecosystem: from a Disaster to the Rescue
This figure is well-known: Baikal’s age is about 25 million years. It is very difficult to conceive such a large amount of time. According to various sources, it is one thousand times longer than the period of time the man has lived on the Earth. So even by then Baikal had existed for millions of years! At the same time its global resources are virtually inexhaustible.
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Positive Changes: "Only One Fire in the National Park"
“The spring has passed, the summer has come; forests are burning somewhere again”. This simple Russian childish poem precisely describes the situation with forest fires that occurs in the Baikal region every year. What to expect this year, how the elements are monitored, supervised and controlled, - all this was told to “Key to Baikal” by Mikhail Yablokov, the Director of the “Reserved Baikal” FSBI that united the Baikal-Lena Reserve and the Pribaikalsky National Park.
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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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Spirogyra: What This Is and Why It Threatens Lake Baikal
“Spirogyra is killing Baikal!”, “An ecological disaster is approaching!”, “Baikal is in deadly danger!” – there are a lot of similar headings on the pages of hundreds of newspapers and websites. If we do not take any measures, the humanity will face a real ecological disaster.
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Environmental problems of the Baikal: not by Spirogyra alone
Lake Baikal is not just a lake, but complex ecosystem. It contains the lake and its water-producing pond as well as organisms living in it. Let’s consider the main problems of ecosystem.
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School of Environmental Entrepreneurship: How to Raise Effective Business
School of Environmental Entrepreneurship (SEE) is a joint project of En+ and the YCF "Renaissance of the Siberian Land".
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How to Save Lake Baikal from Spirogyra: Initial Results of Recent Studies
In the spring of 2016, the Fund "Revival of the Siberian land" and Oleg Deripaska's company En+ Group started a joint project, "The Baikal expedition." It is devoted to the study of filamentous green algae of the genus Spirogyra.