The Day of Young Seals Protection is celebrated on March 15 around the world. The date is celebrated on the initiative of the International Fund for Animal Welfare founded by Brian Davis in 1969. The Fund has managed to achieve a total ban on the commercial hunt for Greenland seals and their pups.
The Baikal ringed seal still officially remains a commercial species and is not even listed in the Red Book, but the hunt for it was officially banned in 1980. An annual quota for the industrial hunt of 50 animals has been established until 2009. The current number of ringed seals is estimated at about 130 animals. The issue of removing the ban on commercial and private hunt for Baikal seals is being debated nowadays.
Meanwhile, the public is actively opposed to the idea of ban removal.
Swampy Kingdom of the Baikal Region
The World Farm Animals Day is celebrated around the world today. Did you know that a goat once was a wild animal too? Moreover, wild goats still exist and of course live near Lake Baikal.
Today our colleagues and good friends from the Baikal State Natural Biosphere Reserve are celebrating the anniversary of their institution. We congratulate our colleagues and tell our readers about the history of one of the most beautiful reserves of our country.
Interesting facts about Baikal Reserve.