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
Where is the most transparent and clean water
Despite the fact that environmental problems every day are becoming more acute, there on our green planet where water is clean and clear. We offer you to travel a bit. Perhaps somewhere you can go alone or have already visited.
Look at the running water a person can almost endlessly. Although, not only the current, otherwise we did not get in offices, houses and apartments aquariums. fish inhabiting them. algae and snails.
If the aquarium attracts you less than the trip, the story about the cleanest waters of the world will be at least interesting. So, the cleanest lake of the planet.
Five flower lake
This curious body of water lies in the nature reserve of Jiuzhaigou. This territory is included in the world Heritage list of UNESCO and is located in Sichuan province in South-East China, and its name translates as “Valley of Nine Villages”.
Five flower lake – highland. It is located at the altitude of 2472 meters above sea level, between Panda lake and Pearl waterfall. The water in this lake is so clear that you can easily and to consider in detail the trunks of fallen trees lying on the bottom of the reservoir.
Unlike other lakes five flower Lake does not freeze in cold weather and because local people believe this pond is sacred. Continue reading
When you invite friends and acquaintances to diving safaris in Djibouti, 85% people ask: “And where is it?” The answer is “near Eritrea” does not all.
But it is more important then the question “why?” In Djibouti, but rather in the local Tugursky Bay, going specifically to dive with whale sharks. In the Gulf, in the period from late October to March, the winds and currents create conditions for the rapid development of plankton, which attracts whale sharks and other sea creatures. As you know – whale – biggest shark and the biggest fish on Earth (measured maximum length – 13.7 m). Despite these dimensions, the whale shark is absolutely safe for humans because it eats only plankton. And here goes the people in this small country to meet these enormous beauties. Such a number of whale sharks will not find anywhere else in the world!
If the Maldives on their long and tedious watch, and then chasing one man by 30, then to Djibouti meet the young whale flocks up to 20 individuals! During our Safari in late November 2009, the crowds did not see, next to the ship simultaneously used up to nine sharks. Small meters… 7-9 Whale circled slowly on the spot right at the water surface, sometimes going in depth. And the whole dance repeated every day.
Underwater world Tjurskogo Bay is impressive even experienced divers. Rich and intact Continue reading