Any Plans Affecting Lake Baikal Require Rigorous Assessments According to the UNESCO Guidelines

Rivers without Boundaries International Coalition (RwB) and Greenpeace Russia Submission to the World Heritage Center and the IUCN. April 2018 Concerns regarding implementation of WHC decisions on Lake Baikal and recommendations for the 2018 World Heritage Committee Decision Lake Baikal is undergoing serious environmental crisis. In 2017 among the good …

Mongolian and Russian NGOs Help to Create Right Climate for Paris Agreement

  by SERGEY SHAPKHAEV External threats and their perceptions tend to reflect differences between a society’s various segments and groups—which, in turn, stem from problems on local, regional or global levels. Certain problems can provoke public discontent and often require legislative regulation by the state. However, even in countries with …

Poll shows that complex problems of the Lake Baikal are exacerbated by lack of hope for the better

The REGNUM Information Agency published results of  a public opinion poll undertaken by “Lake Baikal” Foundation and NAFI Analytical agency among local residents of Irkutsk Region and Buryatia Republic. 61% believe that environmental condition of the Lake has seriously worsened  during last 5 years., while only 2% believe it  has …

Mongolia can say with a clear conscience, “Look at what you yourselves are doing with Baikal!”

"We have achieved something of a success story," says activist Aleksandr Kolotov. "But it is far too early to celebrate victory."   IRKUTSK, Russia — Environmentalists in Russia’s Far East have been celebrating a small victory in a long war to protect one of the world’s great natural treasures, Lake …