The Lake Baikal Foundation for Environmental Applications and Research took part in the competition for the President grants of the Russian Federation for the development of civil society in 2017. Four applications were sent to the Presidential Grant Foundation:
- «International scientific tourism on Lake Baikal» – the project is aimed at the development of international research summer schools in the Baikal region;
- «Two Shores of Lake Baikal» – the project aims to establish a dialogue and cooperation between schoolchildren and students of the Irkutsk Region and the Republic of Buryatia in the areas of local lore and ecology;
- «Live in harmony with nature» – the project aims to conduct an information campaign to involve local communities and tourists in protecting Lake Baikal and the Baikal natural area. The partner of the project is the Interregional Public Organization «The Great Baikal Trail»;
- «With a backpack on the trail» is aimed at carrying out practical lessons in nature for vulnerable groups of children in order to increase the level of knowledge about the nature of the native region and to stimulate careful attitude using thematic tools and materials gathered in a backpack. The Interregional Public Organization «The Great Baikal Trail» is the partner of the project.
More information about the competition and the projects submitted to it can be found on the site of presidential gantes.rf.