New dams, warming waters, forest fires - Lake Baikal in peril

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Longer than England, almost as deep as the Grand Canyon, Russia's Lake Baikal is one of the world's greatest aquatic wonders, writes Bryce Stewart. But it's a fragile paradise: the limpid waters are warming much faster than the global average, with as yet unknown effects on its ecology. And it faces the danger of a huge dam on its principal tributary, Mongolia's Selenga River.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Ecologist
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sept 2015


  • Lake Baikal
  • Russia
  • Freshwater
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Fisheries
  • Fisheries management
  • Climate change

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