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The Silk Road Initiative lacks clear environmental safeguards and specific green development guidelines. The China-backed Egin Gol Hydropower Project in Mongolia could disturb the sensitive ecosystem of the lake.
Every Chinese person knows about one place in Siberia – Lake Baikal. It is not necessarily famous for its unique biodiversity or for being the deepest lake in the world.  Every winter, radio broadcasts warn Chinese listeners about “cold air masses that are moving in from the Lake Baikal…”
Chinese people are beginning to value Lake Baikal and are increasingly coming as tourists …

Central Asia Basins, Greening Silk Road »

[23 May 2016 | Topics: ]

 
Fragile agreement on Aral Sea Basin water resource management  is likely getting a decisive blow from Kyrgyzstan. Upstream country threatens to leave agreement
May 19,2016
Kyrgyzstan decided to "freeze" its participation in the activities of International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website reported.
According to it, the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Dinara Kemelova participated in the High-level Dialogue of the EU-Central Asia and Afghanistan on security policy and issues in Brussels. The meeting took place at the level of deputy foreign ministers of …

Baikal Lake, Greening Silk Road, Selenga River »

[22 May 2016 | Topics: ]

Gezhouba Co. brought to extinction sturgeons of Yangtze River basin and came to Lake Baikal basin with the same mission?
 
According to WWF Report on sturgeons released on World Fish Migration day 2016 endemic sturgeons of China are facing extinction:

It is interesting to note that major event that triggered these species decline was construction of Gezhouba Dam on Yangtze River in 1982. for two out of three species it became the main obstacle disrupting normal breeding cycle:

The Chinese sturgeon (Acipenser sinensis)
Chinese sturgeons are restricted to the main channel of the …

Baikal Lake, Greening Silk Road, Selenga River, Solidarity »

[21 May 2016 | Topics: ]

Dear President Ts.Elbegdorj,

Dear Bonn Convention Secretary Dr.Chambers:
On the World Fish Migration Day[1] the Rivers without Boundaries Coalition is appealing to you on behalf of the Baikal Sturgeon – Acipenser baerii baicalensis – critically endangered creature inhabiting only Baikal-Selenge Basin in Mongolia and Russia. This species is listed in Mongolia Red Data Book, Annex 2 of the Convention on Migratory Species and other international documents. Survival of the Sturgeon as well as of other majestic fish of Baikal-Selenge Basin – such as giant trout – Hucho taimen (Tul) or Baikal Omul …