baikal – the largest
lake on the planet!
it contains 19% of world's surface water supply. Baikal is listed in the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites: The lake is not only the largest natural reservoir of fresh water in the world, but also the habitat of many endemics. Nevertheless, the Lake Baikal's condition is deteriorating from year to year.
main threat –
during expeditions in 2012–2016 a number of alarming facts were discovered:
Our activities are aimed at changing public opinion, formation of new values in relation to Lake Baikal and creation of new nature-conserving traditions. We believe: only by common forces,
we can change the human attitude to this treasure of nature.
people use baikal throughout the centuries, it is time to pay the debt
Settlements on the shores of Baikal flush15 million cubic meters of waste per year. Meanwhile, there are no wastewater treatment plants for domestic and industrial wastewater, or they are low-efficient. Unfortunately, many people used to pretend that nothing happens, believing that Lake Baikal resources are endless or easily renewable. We aspire to attract attention to the problem and help people, indifferent to the fate of Baikal, to stop the damages.