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
While at the yard the frost, I sit here and think of my trip to Abkhazia this summer. We went to a beautiful lake Ritsa. It is situated in the Ritsa national Park at an altitude of 950 m above sea level in the basin of the river Bzyb, deep wooded gorge of the rivers Lspci and Yupshara there, East of the Gagra range. The mountains surrounding the lake, have a height of 2200-3200m metres. Area of 1.27 km2, length — 2.5 km, width from 270 to 870 meters. The average depth is 63 m, the highest is 131 m. the origin of the name Riza? There is a legend about a girl named Riza, who tragically died in these places. Once in the area were the valley through which flowed a stream. On its pastures grazed cattle beauty named Riza is the only sister of 3 brothers (Pshegishkha, Acetone and Agepsta). The young men spent their days hunting, and the girl herds and were managed on the farm.
One day the brothers went to hunt in the mountains and did not come back. A night passed, second – and they still would not. The girl missed him and, sitting close to the house, singing, looking at the road that left the brothers. Heard the singing thief 2 – the Gega and Yupshara. Seeing how a beautiful girl, they decided to steal it and take away with them. Yupshara grabbed ritsu and rode onward through the valley, and Gega was covering him from behind.
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“He have nazyvatsya the sea, that mingled with a large sea, and obesity its terms cannot be”, – wrote in the XVII century on lake Baikal Tsar’s Ambassador Nikolay Spafariy. Blue Crescent of lake Baikal have spread from the southwest to the northeast between the mountain ranges of Eastern Siberia by as much as 636 kilometers. In the Central part of the width of the lake over 80 km, and the opposite shore can be seen only in very clear weather, and the depth of Baikal reaches an incredible value for lake – 1637 meters. It is the deepest lake in the world. Photos Of Baikal. of course, to give some indication of the unique nature of the lake, but passed only a fraction of the charm of the sacred sea. You need to see the blue gave the Baikal lake, the mighty cliffs rising from the water straight to the sky, to feel the power of Baikal winds and waves, to understand why the Baikal often called the sea and not a lake.
Tectonic depression in which lies lake Baikal, began to fill with water 20-25 million years, and in its present shape, the lake has existed for several million years. The depth of the fracture in the earth’s crust, in which is situated the Baikal reaches 8.5 km. Most of the fault over millions of years has filled with sediments.
Lake Baikal contains 20% of the world’s fresh water. More than 330 rivers Continue reading