Ecological Issues

Plastic trash

Plastic trash

collected from about 70m2 of beach near Bolshoi Koty village

Sponge necrosis

Sponge necrosis

Disease affecting most of the sponges in Baikal

Sponge necrosis

Sponge necrosis

Seal hunting

Seal hunting

Hacked off tail fin lying on the bottom of lake Baikal

Spirogyra

Spirogyra

Beaches around the town Severobaikalsk have turned into a green swamp

Spirogyra

Spirogyra

Masses of spirogyra on Baikal beaches

Spirogyra

Spirogyra

Drying and rotting mass of spirogyra on Baikal beaches.

Forest fires

Forest fires

In summer large areas of forest have burned completely.

Forest fires

Forest fires

Black patches of burnt forest around the Pischana Bay from last years fires.

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