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Ecotourism. The most amazing lakes in the world

Since late 20-ies, substantially increased the attention to environmental protection. Now, not only environmentalists, but also ordinary people think in order to make a contribution to the preservation of the ecological system of the Earth.

Simultaneously with the development of tourism there was such a thing as ecotourism. It’s not just trips or tours to national parks and reserves. Ecotourism cultivates the correct attitude to nature, eco educates and promotes the preservation of pristine nature.

Frustrating is the fact that ecotourism is a little-known pastime for citizens of the former USSR and in the West it is widespread. The main purpose of this type of tourism is not to harm the nature. During such trips tourists use only environmentally friendly transport, they make camp only in permitted places and collect the gifts of nature only in special areas.

Objects of ecotourism natural and cultural attractions, natural and man-made and natural landscapes. Thus travelers do not climb into the jungle, and visit any object of historical or cultural value to humanity.

Ecotourism is very attractive for travelers who prefer active leisure. Continue reading

The biggest lakes in the world

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Hearing the word «lake» we often represented a small pond. However, the largest lake on the planet look completely different than we imagine them to be.

At last, the tenth largest is lake Nyasa. It is situated simultaneously in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and in Africa. It is an area of 30.8 km2. The depth of 706 m. the lake is home To 230 species of fish. There are hippos, crocodiles.

In ninth place is the lake in Canada called Big Bear lake. Its height above sea level is m. An area of about 30,000 km, and depth is 137m. The only settlements on the lake are Delaine and Echo Bay.

In eighth place among the great lakes is the deepest lake of the planet — the Baikal. It is located in Eastern Siberia and is of tectonic origin. Width of Baikal lake from 25 — 80 km Depth m. More than half a year the lake is constrained by ice and ships can move only from June to September.

Seventh place at the Central lakes of Africa – Tanganyika. It was first discovered in 1858 by the English traveler R. Burton and his colleague J. The ACNP. The length of the lake is 650 km and in width it reaches 40 — 80 km Coastal landscapes are basically huge rocks. The lake is about 170 endemic species.

The Aral sea in sixth place among the largest lakes of the planet. Continue reading

Top most beautiful lakes in the world

LAKE BAIKAL, RUSSIA

The ranking of the most beautiful lakes could not have taken place without the handsome Siberian lake Baikal. The deepest lake in the world covers an area of 31 722 square meters. His age is estimated at 25-35 million years. Its water is so clear that from the surface you can easily view objects at a depth of 30-40 meters. In addition, the Baikal water is saturated with methane, resulting in the melting of ice on its surface are formed perfectly smooth circles which can be seen even from the tops of nearby mountains. This phenomenon of local residents and tourists is often mistaken for the traces of a UFO here.

LAKE HILLER, AUSTRALIA

Lake Hiller, surrounded by a eucalyptus forest, is located in a secluded location on the South-West of Australia, only in air transport. And look, there really is something – water lake has an unusual rich pink color. The reasons for this unique phenomenon is still unclear, scientists assumed that this shade may stain the water the algae, but their analysis showed that this theory is wrong.

CRATER LAKE, USA

American crater lakes, as is clear from the name, is located in the crater of the volcano. It is the deepest lake in the United States. It’s completely isolated from the outside world – it does not no river flows, due to water in the crater is considered Continue reading

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