On January 27, 2017, a meeting of the Commission on Ecology and Environmental Protection of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation was held. The topic of the meeting was «Conservation and Pollution Prevention on Lake Baikal and the Baikal Natural Territory».
Experts of the Scientific and Technical Council of the Lake Baikal Foundation, Yevgeny Kislov, Chairman of the Commission on Ecology, Natural Resources and Land Management of the Public Chamber of the Republic of Buryatia, and Andrey Fedotov, Director of the Limnological Institute of the SB RAS, spoke at the meeting. During the discussion, the problem of conserving the ecosystem of Lake Baikal was sharply raised, in particular, such aspect as the need to take measures against human-induced eutrophication. At the same time, the importance of the ISU Biology Research Institute project «Point No.1» was emphasized at the round table. The project allows regularly monitoring of the state of the lake ecosystem and drawing conclusions about the factors affecting its changes.