Home “Articles” Weekly Spassk “news” Unique Khanka lake is contaminated with chemicals and pesticides — the monitoring data
Agrochemicals and pesticides poison unique lake Khanka, located on the border of China and Primorsky Krai. The body is not able to cope with incoming economic-household and superficial sewage. This was reported at the seventh international ecological forum «Nature without borders», which continues its work in Vladivostok.
According to the Primorsky centre for monitoring environmental pollution, the water in the lake belongs to the class of «dirty» and contains large amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus. The main source of pollution of lakes were rice fields on both Russian and Chinese parts of the basin.
— Experts cite a lot of facts in the fields of Chinese pesticide production, which then fall into the lake. We offer not coordinate the invitation of foreign workers for companies that have breaches and inspectors organizations to more tightly control the quality of water discharged from the plantations, — Continue reading
12 September is celebrated as a regional holiday – Day of Baikal.
Day Baikal established in 1999, after turning the lake into the UNESCO world natural heritage site by UNESCO and has since been annually celebrated on the fourth Sunday of August.
Over time the festival has received nationwide and worldwide recognition.
In 2008 the decree of the Legislative Assembly of the Irkutsk region “About the day of Baikal in the Irkutsk region” the celebration was moved to the second Sunday of September .
In 2010, the celebration of the Day of Baikal will be held in 15 municipalities of the Irkutsk region. Unique lake will be dedicated, magazine and book exhibitions, quizzes, drawing contests, theatrical performances, environmental games. Baikalo-Lensky reserve will hold an open Day in the Museum and final outputs of the action “March of parks”. At the Institute of geography, Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences held a round table “Development of ecotourism in the Baikal natural territory”.
In Irkutsk on September 12 – on the Day of Baikal – scheduled meetings with scientists baicaliidae, thematic literary Playground “Poetry of Baikal”, a procession along the embankment of the Angara river, the results of the contest “Seven pearls of the Baikal region” Continue reading
Wildlife Sanctuaries of the Pinega land and the Kargopol area: 40 years on nature conservation · site of the government of the Arkhangelsk region
In the South-West of the Monastery of the sanctuary is a large lake Red Perch
On March 4, in the Arkhangelsk region, three protected areas (PAS) regional value – Monastery, sursko and Filatov reserves – has just celebrated 40 years since the Foundation. They are located in Onega and Kargopol districts.
As noted by the Deputy head of the Centre for environmental protection of the Arkhangelsk region Yuliya Khrustaleva, all three of the refuge have biological profile.
This means that they are all created with one purpose – the preservation, reproduction and restoration of populations of animals, plants, birds, their habitats and overall ecological balance, – said Yuliya Khrustaleva.
The Red lake Perch and bird colonies
In the South-West of the Monastery of the sanctuary is a large lake of Red Perch (old name – the Holy lake). In the Northern part of this lake there is a small island of Driftwood, which has become the habitat of huge numbers of birds. Here are real “rookeries”.
By the way, among the birds living in the reserve, identified 8 species included in the Red book of the Russian Federation and the Arkhangelsk region, including eagle owl, Tengmalm’s Continue reading