Baikal is a unique storage of fresh water on the landmass: 20% of the world’s fresh water reserves

Baikal is the deepest lake in the world (1637 m)

300 rivers flow into Lake Baikal

Baikal is the habitat for several thousands endemic plants and animals

Baikal is 25 million years old

21 November 2017

Participation in the competition for RF Presidential grants for the civil society development

21 November, 2017. The Lake Baikal Foundation for Environmental Applications and Research participated in the tender for RF Presidential grants for the civil society development in 2017. Four applications were sent: “International scientific tourism on Lake Baikal” – the project is aimed at the development of international research summer schools in the Baikal region; “Two … Continue reading “Participation in the competition for RF Presidential grants for the civil society development”

01 April 2017

Baikal Initiative

On April 20, 2017 the Baikal Initiative contest aimed at identifying and supporting young scientists’ technological and applied research projects will be launched. Lake Baikal Foundation has allocated one million rubles to sponsor bright/innovative solutions both in environmental protection of the lake and in broadening the scope of applied research relevant for Lake Baikal due … Continue reading “Baikal Initiative”

05 December 2016

Supporting the unique 70-year-long environmental monitoring program on Lake Baikal – ‘Point No1’ (a project by the Scientific Research Institute of Biology at Irkutsk State University)

December 5, 2016 — indefinitely The Foundation supports one of the key projects at the Scientific Research Institute of Biology at Irkutsk State University, a long-term ecological monitoring program on Lake Baikal entitled ‘Tochka No1’ (Point No1). The project has been put on the Guinness Book of World Records as the most longstanding regular environmental … Continue reading “Supporting the unique 70-year-long environmental monitoring program on Lake Baikal – ‘Point No1’ (a project by the Scientific Research Institute of Biology at Irkutsk State University)”

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