The Lake Baikal Foundation team has spent lovely spring day April, 10 at the charity fair organized by the Wunderpark International School under a motto «On the same wave». This is not without a reason: funds raised at the fair will be contributed to the programs on the seals conservation, including the Baikal seal, which inhabits the deepest lake in the world.
The Foundation’s program «The Baikal Seal» being implemented since 2018, gained 690 050 rubles of support, including 42 600 rubles through the e-platform «Pol’zuyas’ Sluchaem». The funds will help to make genetic tests on the samples obtained by scientists from the seals during the Baikal expedition. We will be able to decipher the Baikal seals’ DNAs, compare them and find out if there are subpopulations. If they exist, they may need special monitoring and protection measures. Support of the students, teachers and parents will allow to cover expenses on the project team and scientists’ work as well.
We appreciate participation of each person at the charity fair and thank those who believe in importance of the unique population conservation based on research and credible data. Such contribution is really important to the Foundation: it inspires and motivates us to develop all our conservation work fields systematically.