The Lake Baikal Foundation and the Russian Travel Geek will conduct a scientific expedition in the Baikal region. This will be the first scientific expedition for brown bears counting on the territory of the Reserve Baikal region, in which tourists will take part. They will not only receive new knowledge and see Baikal as researchers, but will also contribute to the real activities of scientists involved in the studies of brown bears at Lake Baikal. The expedition will pass through the territory of the largest intercontinental concentration of the brown bear – the Baikal National Park and the Baikal-Lensky Nature Reserve.
One of the Foundation’s activities is the promotion of the cognitive tourism development in the Baikal natural territory. To realize this direction, the Lake Baikal Foundation turns to the best practices that exist in Russia and in the world. The Russian Travel Geek has proved that scientific tourism is not only possible but also useful, both for scientists and tourists, who want to broad their horizons, get unforgettable impressions, get acquainted with the surrounding world not superficially, but plunging into the applied processes of its study. Russian Travel Geek conducts scientific tours around the world, this year the Lake Baikal Foundation showed them to the unknown Baikal.
As a result of cooperation between the Foundation, Russian Travel Geek and the specialists invited to the discussion on science in specially protected natural areas, it was elaborate several projects of thematic routes. «Bear Shore» is the first work, and registration for the expedition is already opened. The scientific part of the expedition consists of the count of the brown bear in the places of spring-summer concentration, the mapping of bear traces, the collection of data from an automatic meteorological station in the mountains, the installation of meteorological equipment on a high-altitude profile, and the verification and installation of photo traps. For the launch of the expedition, the Lake Baikal Foundation expresses special gratitude to Svetlana Babina, deputy director for scientific work of the «Reserve Baikal region».
To become a member of the expedition and go on an unforgettable trek to count brown bears on Lake Baikal from 10 to 22 June 2018, you need to pass the registration and applicants selection on the RTG website.
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