UNESCO supported the requirements for the protection of lake Baikal
34th Session of the world Heritage Committee of UNESCO endorsed the demands of the 125 thousand people who signed the appeal to the leadership of this organization with the request to protect Baikal. The Committee demanded to urgently develop measures that will allow to exclude pollution of Baikal with BPPM sewage. The Committee also urges to solve social and economic problems of the city of Baikalsk is not to the detriment of nature.
The world heritage Committee intends to thoroughly investigate the situation and to this end requested the Director of the world heritage Centre to organize a meeting with the Russian authorities, the owners of the plant, members of the public to definitively clarify the situation and to adopt urgent measures to address it.
BAIKAL IS NOT A BARGAINING CHIP!
The government and the oligarchs are once again trying to make a bargaining chip unique lake Baikal. The decision to launch the Baikal pulp and paper mill puts an end to the development of the city of Baikalsk and the whole region. It allows you to dump toxic wastewater into the cleanest lake of the planet, than violate Russian legislation and international Continue reading
Kyrgyzstan is famous for its picturesque nature and rich history that attracts many tourists from all corners of not only CIS, but also abroad. Kyrgyzstan surprised by its natural diversity: on its territory adjoin the majestic mountain ranges of the Tien Shan mountains, covered with snow, and the beautiful green plains, picturesque rivers and lakes, waterfalls, springs and gorges and caves. In addition, on the territory of Kyrgyzstan there are many architectural and archeological monuments: settlements, tombs, burial grounds, complete with its unsolved mysteries of the Ancient East. Travel Agency “Three pillars” offers travel and tours in Issyk-Kul this summer, what could be better entertainment at affordable prices!
The pride of the country and a pearl of Central Asia is considered to be the Issyk-Kul lake . situated at an altitude of 1607 meters above the sea level. “Issyk-Kul lake” is translated as “hot lake”, although it is not quite true. The fact that Continue reading
Russia — a country with the vast territory on the planet. The Russian landscape is extremely diverse: there are the steep mountains of the Caucasus, and the great plains of Siberia, and flowering steppes of Kalmykia, and, of course, endless lakes, the water surface which attracts travelers, artists and poets.
Freshwater is huge. Mostly it’s the former glaciers that melted thousands of years ago. The total number of lakes exceeds two million, and their total area is about 350 thousand square kilometers. But not all of them manage to preserve in pristine purity. Human activity most often has a detrimental effect on the state of water reservoirs and their ecosystem. So to see a really clean lake, we have to go there where no human foot has ever stepped.
The first place is rightly given to lake Baikal. It’s not just the biggest lake of Russia, it is the deepest and largest reservoir in the world. 85 per cent of the fresh water of the country is concentrated here. Because of its incredible size, the locals call Baikal the sea. And you only need to see once to understand how vast its expanse.
The cold waters of lake Continue reading