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Lake Baikal is the oldest and deepest lake in the world - recently recognized as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations. Situated in the southern steppes of Siberia, the lake is surrounded by mountain chains that form sheer walls thousands of feet high.

Indigenous people call Lake Baikal the "Sacred Sea" in admiration of its majestic beauty and size. Blessed with ample biodiversity, the lake itself provides habitat for more than 1,500 plant and animal species found nowhere else on earth. In fact, the world's only freshwater seal lives here, in the amazingly clear water of Baikal.


These are the volunteer opportunities in the Lake Baikal region:
Update on the GBT!
The Great Baikal Trail Brochure
Volunteer opportunities at Goloustnoye Center for Ecology, Culture and Information


Also check out the following:
Ecotours to Lake Baikal
   

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