During the interview, Eduard Voytenko spoke about the main challenges that threaten the ecological security of Lake Baikal and the Baikal natural territory. Edward stressed that 2/3 of the existing environmental problems are resulted from irresponsible human activities, both: violations in the construction and operation of tourist infrastructure or in their behaviour, when they don’t take away the rubbish and trample down the nature trails. Among other designated challenges – poaching, the international issue of the Mongolian hydroelectric power station construction, which threatens Baikal by shallowing.
Edward also spoke about the activities of the Foundation aimed at supporting science on the shores of Lake Baikal, in particular, on supporting the project of long-term monitoring of the lake «Point No. 1» of the ISU Biology Institute. In addition to local human activities, global climatic changes affect the state of the lake, and their dynamics should also be monitored.
Full interview record is available on the link.