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.
The problem of water level fluctuations in Lake Baikal has been actively discussed by environmentalists and journalists in the last few months.
The History of Baikal railway.
Ringed seal is the main endemic of the lake and its most cute inhabitant. If you want learn about other animals living only on Lake Baikal and nowhere else in the world, see our exclusive infographics.
The discovery of Baikal is inseparable from the exploration of Siberia. These lands attracted explorers from all over the world, and all of them made their contribution into the study of the lake. Our infographics will tell you about the most important stages in the discovery of Baikal and clearly show the routes which the first explorers used for passing through the territory of the lake.