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Fund for Protection of lake Baikal congratulate the cleators of the manned submesible "Mir" on the 25-year anniversary
On December 12 a meeting of the Academic Council of the Institute, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the deep-sea manned submersible "Mir" took place at the big conference hall of the Institute of Oceanology by P.P. Shirshov of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
FPLB presented photo exhibition to the branch of MSU in Geneva

A working seminar on improving the effectiveness of international cooperation at Lake Baikal took place at the International Center for Education of the Moscow State University in Geneva on the initiative of the MSU Faculty of Geography, the Russian Geographical Society and the Fund for Protection of Lake Baikal. The seminar was aimed at discussing the results of the numerous European organizations working in the various areas relating to the issues of sustainable development of the Baikal natural territory, in particular the nature of the environmental system “Selenga-Baikal”.

Fund for protection of lake Baikal took part in the 7th National festival of the Science
On 12-14 October the 7th All-Russian Festival of Science took place in Moscow. The Festival goals are to explain the society in clear and simple language what scientists do, how scientific research improves the quality of life, what prospects it opens to a contemporary person. The Festival of Science aims at introducing visitors to the successes of science - both global and domestic. That is why, in particular, the Festival of Science in Russia chose this year the motto – “Touch science!”.
Fund for protection of lake Baikal held a scientific seminar for preparation of lake Leman and lake Baikal research
On September 24, 2012 an international scientific seminar for preparation of the expeditionary project for the nature research of Lake Leman (Switzerland) and Lake Baikal (Russia), organized by the Fund for Protection of Lake Baikal and the Research Foundation of Lake Leman (eLEMO) took place in Moscow.
Siberias lake Baikal feeling the heat
The "Butterfly Effect" the idea that on a global scale, even small events can have a ripple effect around the world is demonstrated in the work of a Russian family in Siberia that have for three generations studied Lake Baikal -- one of the most biologically diverse of the world's oldest and deepest lakes. In the 1940's, Mikhail Kozhov began taking detailed measurements of the lake's temperature. His granddaughter, Lyubov Izmest'eva, continues the family tradition.
There passes an exhibition of the photographer of the magazine "National Geographic Russia" in Ulan-Ude
The exhibition "Our Baikal" of the photographer of the magazine "National Geographic
Russia", who is a famous photographer from Buryatia Sergei Shitikov is held in Ulan-Ude. In total the exposition contains more than 30 large-formatted works.
The Republic of Buryatia has presented the conception of tourism development in the region
The presentation has taken place within the frames of the VI Baikal economic forum.
According to the developed project, 22 hotels of different levels of service will appear in the republic till 2020, the total number of rooms in them will amount to 2000. It is already known that the first five hotels have to appear in the period from 2011- till 2013, - the Press office of the Baikal Economic Forum informs.
The press briefing devoted to end of expedition "Mirs" on the Baikal
A final press briefing was held on September 8 on SibExpoCenter’s central square next to the displayed submersibles Mir-1 and Mir-2 to summarize the results of a large-scale multiyear project, the “Mirs in Baikal” Scientific Research Expedition, organized by the Fund for Protection of Lake Baikal.
The press tour for Russian journalists continues in Buryatia
The press tour for the Russian editions continues within the frames of the joint project of the Development Program of the UN and Company "Coca-Cola" "Each drop matters - Lake Baikal" in Buryatiya. Journalists of federal editions, in particular, newspapers "Kommersant", "Izvestiya", "Vechernyaya Moskva", youth magazines, radio, and also the Internet - bloggers participate in the trip. The press-service of the President and Government of the Republic Buryatiya informs on it.
Russian Mir mini-subs dive in Lake Baikal

Russia's Mir deep submersibles made a series of dives in the world's deepest freshwater lake to inspect crystals containing natural gas on Wednesday, the Fund for the Protection of Lake Baikal said. The dives took place near Olkhon Island, the largest island in East Siberia's Lake Baikal.

Buryatia rents the sixth part of its territory on Lake Baikal

A couple of months ago one of the Russian oligarchs, the creator of famous brands "Invite" and "Bystrov" Sergei Vykhodtsev said on TV Russia.ru, that his company «Organic escape» is planning to create tourist zone of the world level on an area of 55,000 sq. kilometers of the northern coast of Lake Baikal, located in Buryat Republic (entire territory - 351 thousand sq. km.).

Sergey Vykhodtsev: I want to live on Lake Baikal
It looks like the Baikal and Buryatia region got the second chance of serious PR. The first one occurred in 2007, when Mikhail Slipenchuk led unique deep bathyscaphes MIR-1 and Mir-2 " to the waters of Lake Baikal. Since that time, many Russia's VIP-persons, representatives of business and government, including Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev, visited and immersed into the deep waters of Lake Baikal.
Lake Baikal: Buryatia news
The authorities of Buryatia have presented to Library of the USA Congress a collection of books about the republic.
What is the sekret of Baikal Lake?
What is interesting to Russians and foreigners on Baikal? A question not the idle. In connection with the beginning of building of the Special economic zone of tourist-recreational type (OEZ ) «The Baikal harbour» in Republic of Buryatia sharply rises a question – what kinds of tourism should be developed on Baikal. What is the mystery of the sacred lake Baikal which is in far cold Siberia with its sharp-continental climate in the cold winter and in the short summer.
Russias lake Baikal theatened by zinc mine
The stark beauty of the world's deepest and oldest lake is under threat, ecologists say, because it lies downstream from a rich source of zinc.The proximity has opened up a debate in this resource-rich nation, pitting industrialists and job-hungry officials in Siberia against ecologists and government agencies in Moscow.
The Baikal contests for the title of one of the seven wonders of the world
Lake Baikal became a participant of the international contest «New 7 wonders of the world». The contest was organized by the international non-commercial fund of the same name. It chooses among unique natural places with no influence of civilization. (www.new7wonders.com).
Baikal school "Physical limnology and sedimentology"
The following video presentations of the participants of the Russian-Swiss School “Physical Limnology and Sedimentology” have been allocated at our portal: "Heat and water exchange processes in South Basin of Lake Baikal and their modeling" Portyanskaya I.A. (ISU), "Inherent Optical Properties" Tarashansky B.A. and Sedimentary aspects of aqueous reservoirs and peculiarities of sediment accumulation in Baikal Lake from point of view nature standard of oil and gas generation in present-day Primina S.P.(ISU).
III summer simposium "Research and education "Baikal-development strategy"
The 3 rd Symposium of Research-Educational Center “Baikal” will be held on August 1-5, 2008. Besides traditional discussions on results of work and prospects of development of the Center, International Scientific Conference Baikal as a Unique Natural Laboratory for International Scientific Studies of the Earth will be held within the framework of the Symposium.
Baikal pretends to the second place in the Internet-voting
Baikal pretends to the second place in the Internet-voting for detection of a miracle of the Siberian federal district. In accord with the results of the 9th of January 18,4 thousand people voted for Baikal, it falls behind mountain Belukha which was given 21,6 thousand voices more than 5 thousand. On the 3th place is the natural reserve Stolbyi, which was supported by 9,7 thousand people. As for the Novosibirsk zoo it has lowered one line and how occupies the fourth place with 8,6  thousand voices.
The meeting with the famouse Russian scientist-ecologist
On 24th of November, 2007, there was the meeting with the famouse russian scientist-ecologist and public figure Yablokov Alexey Vladimirovich in the National library of the republic of Buryatia.

In his speech he named the main problems of russian environment condition: water polution, air polution, solid polution, wood distruction, biodiversity reduction, water-security zones distruction, dumps spreading, ets.

The seminar in the National Library of Republic Buryatia
On August, 28th, 2007 the seminar “Information resources about lake Baikal” devoted to the Day of Baikal took place in the National library of the republic of Buryatia. Teachers of ecological disciplines of schools of the city, employees of the republican ecological and biological centre of pupils of Ministry of Education of the republic of Buryatia, of Publishing House Baikal-Press, teachers of the Buryat State University took part in the seminar.
The Baikal is a tourist brand of Buryatia
On May 24-26 the 4th Republican Tourism and Recreation in Buryatia-2007 exhibition fair was held in Ulan Ude. The day before the press conference for the mass media took place; it was organized by the Republic of Buryatia Government and the Republican Tourism Agency. The Agency representatives, as well as of the Republic of Buryatia Ministry of economic development and foreign relations informed the mass media about the prospects of the Baikal tourism development.
Source:  Buryatia. 2007. May 29. p. 1.
In December 2006 the Republic of Buryatia became one of the competition winners and got the right to organize a special economic zone of tourism and recreation (SEZ). The final results of the competition were summed up on December 6 in Moscow at the sitting of the selection commission. Besides Buryatia, the territories to organize such zones are the Irkutsk region, the Krasnodar and Stavropol territories, the Kaliningrad region, the Republic of Altai and the Altai territory.
It is a historic event for the republic which will allow it to start a new stage of its economic development.
The tourism and recreation zone at Lake Baikal in Buryatia will take up the territory of 700 sq. km 150-180 km away from Ulan Ude.
The Baikal Is a Gem of the World
The round table Lake Baikal Is a Gem of the World devoted to the 10th anniversary of Lake Baikal being included in the UNESCO list of the World Heritage Sites, took place on December 14, 2006 in the Republic of Buryatia National Library. It was organized by the Republic of Buryatia Ministry of Culture and Mass Communications, the Republic of Buryatia National Library and the UNESCO International Chair of ecological ethics at East Siberian State Technological University.
Representatives of the organizations and institutions of Buryatia connected in this or that way with nature and Lake Baikal protection took part in the work of the round table: the power bodies educational and research institutions, social non-government organizations and culture institutions. The participants listened to the reports delivered by representatives of the Republic of Buryatia Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Protection, the Republic of Buryatia Ministry of Economic Development and Foreign Affairs, the Federal Administration of nature protection activity at Lake Baikal Baikalpriroda of the Russian Federation Ministry of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development Institute of East Siberian State Technological University, Baikal Institute of Nature Usage of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Buryatia Regional Lake Baikal Association, FIRN Club, Gran (Facet) Baikal Information Centre and the Great Baikal Trail project.

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