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
Whether to save the lake?
Near the village Stanczyk, on the fence of the construction site of the Orthodox Church, the defenders of lake Bolduc displayed a banner with the inscription “Save the lake and save the nature”, which can also be read as “Save and protect the lake and nature.”
Locals say that the Playground has already started intensive preparatory work – the place was fenced with net, the road to it was marked with pegs and begin to fill with gravel, started to dig and move somewhere pines growing there. Local also argue that the initiator and sponsor of building Nikolay Romanovich intends to buy the house next door to the Playground. One of the signs indicating it is a clearing of an abandoned well on the next site.
While environmentalists through the courts require under the Belarusian law for the holding of public hearings on the construction of this Church, people who are not indifferent to the fate of the lake, trying to protect him with their ways – hang a banner, collect signatures against the construction.
To the opinions of residents, environmentalists and experts, the initiators of the construction of the Church are not in a hurry to listen. I believe that they are not very well aware of the consequences of such construction. Continue reading
Country: Russia: Karelia
The Republic of Karelia – this is an awesome fabulous place. Rivers, rocks, swamps, endless taiga, numerous lakes, crazy sunsets and unforgettable white nights – it is also all of Karelia. Fishing in a place and is popular among experienced anglers and beginners of this business.
Experienced hunters will be happy to show you the fishing spots where you can fish while admiring the superb scenery of the Karelian. One of the favorite places for fishermen is recreation “Black rock” that is located on the yanisyarvi lake. At the base there are two stocked ponds where you can catch crucians and carps. Also we offer in rent to make boats, fishing rods and other necessary equipment. On this basis, fishing all year round: in winter mainly occurs ice fishing. The main prey in winter Karelian fishing is roach, perch and crucian carp.
On the base there are special equipped grounds with barbecue where you can help yourself, or boil a fish-soup, smoke the fish and fry kebab.
Men love fishing and the catch, they return home. And this is not surprising as fishing – it’s still a favorite gambling game that combines moments of complete silence, tranquility, privacy with unbridled enthusiasm, concentration and spectacular result!
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