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.
Numerous rock outcrops on the coast of Baikal have long attracted the attention of famous researchers and geologists who were stunned by the beauty of these places.
The whole world celebrates the Day of Young Seals Protection on March 15. Nowadays this problem is more topical for Baikal than ever.
How the regulation of the level in Irkutsk Water Reservoir via the HPP saves the city and its residents from dangerous floods.
Irkustsk and Bratsk HPPs has been the main regulators of annual electricity balances in the region for several decades.