Baikal under protection

Protection of lake Baikal is a priority issue not only for Russia but for the whole world. We must save its unique ecosystem for future generations.
This page provides information about unique animals and plants of lake Baikal. Here you can also to know how government and authorities are helping in saving the lake.

 

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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.