There are 3 reserves, 2 national parks and 7 game reserves open on the coast of Lake Baikal today. Two of the reserves — Barguzinsky and Baikal — are among the 39 Russian reserves that received the UNESCO status of biosphere reserves.
These nature parks are open to visitors all year round and are ready to welcome tourists from all over the world. Volunteer programs have been launched and successfully operate almost in all of them, they also hold special themed tours and excursions for those who are interested in learning more about the animals of Baikal, its birds, plants, or for those who just want to walk along one of the nature trails of these reserves.
Each of these reserves plays a special part in the preservation of Lake Baikal. Our infographics will show you when and why they were created.
New photo narrative from our #ThePeopleOfTheLake series.
In 2019 we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Baikal State Natural Biosphere Reserve. Here is a photo tour around its beautiful boundaries, to see its modern visitors’ center, open-air expositions, and eco-tourist complexes.
The expedition for monitoring of the ecological state of Lake Baikal ended in September. It was organized by En + Group together with the Lomonosov Moscow State University and was aimed at determining the actual risks and threats to the lake created by anthropogenic load, technology-related factor and natural processes. The results of the expedition were summed up by its leader, Candidate of Biological Sciences, Senior Researcher at the Department of Hydrobiology of Moscow State University, Mikhail Kolobov.