01 October 2018
The Baikal seal is an endemic species, the only mammal of the Baikal and an indicator of its ecosystem’s stability. The current state of the population is understudied – we lack data about population dynamics, its age structure, season migration and impact factors. There was no evaluation of population’s well-being since anthropogenic impact on the seal’s habitat has increased. Simultaneously the news about poaching and abuse of animal with high level of emotional intellect requires urgent measures in scientific and educational fields.
Lake Baikal Foundation holds activities to resolve the problems listed above.