Siberian pearl in a rusted rim. How civil society solves problems on Baikal
Environmentalists are ringing the alarm: due to barbaric deforestation, poaching, chemical emissions, littering and global climate change, irreversible processes occur in the lake's ecosystem. Despite the colossal sums of money allocated to improve the environmental situation in the region, the state is unable to change the situation.

Volunteers, environmental associations and activists are taking up the initiative: conducting educational programs and trainings to prevent forest fires, developing infrastructure for eco-tourism and promoting the values of living in harmony with nature.

How to prevent an environmental crisis? Is tourism a curse or a blessing for Baikal? What do activists, Russian and international organizations, offer to protect the largest freshwater lake on the planet?

The participants of the Russian-German volunteer project Baikal Calling asked these questions to scientists and activists and shared their results with the portal Arig Us.