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
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The cleanest and deepest lake — Baikal. Its length is 620 km, the width ranges from 32 to 74 kilometers. The depth of the lake in the deepest part of the crack length is equal to 1940 meters. The volume of fresh water in the lake is 2,300 cubic kilometers.
African sister of lake Baikal geographers call lake Tanganyika. It originated in Eastern Africa many millions of years ago. Under the influence of tectonic forces in the earth’s surface there were two giant cracks. And in the place where now splashing water of lake Tanganyika, formed two large abysses – trenches. Gradually they filled with water, and there were two closed lakes.
It took many millennia, and these reservoirs are connected, forming lake Tanganyika. In local dialect the name of the lake means “sail”. The similarities of lake Baikal and Tanganyika is that they are similar in size and shape, as well as the origin of their basins. In addition, these are two of the most ancient and deepest freshwater lake in the world, Tanganyika equal Depth of 1470 metres, almost 700 metres below sea level. The lake water remarkably clear and pure, and its surface is so smooth that reminds a mirror.
The lake is home to over 400 species of various Continue reading