Help us to preserve the Lake Baikal and the Siberian frontier

Earth Island Institute’s Baikal Watch program is part of a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the preservation of Lake Baikal and the Siberian frontier.

Since its inception, Baikal Watch has drawn attention to the problems of Lake Baikal and Siberia by acting responsively to the needs of the emerging Russian environmental movement and acting to enhance the performance of local environmentalists by offering them access to information, expertise, and financial support.

We promote current and ongoing programs such as trails, training exchanges, education and much more. Take a look at this link and learn how you can help protect one of the great natural wonders of the world.

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Source: Baikal Watch is a project of Earth Island Institute
Director: Gary Cook

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Why support Us

Baikal Watch engages both local and international partners in an effort to promote the permanent protection of biologically rich areas within the larger Lake Baikal watershed. We also take numerous conservation initiatives in neighbouring parts of Russia and northern Asia.


Volunteer summer projects:

The Great Baikal Trail – Building the First Environmental Trail System in Russia

Here is a unique chance for you to visit the heart of Siberia, Lake Baikal. It’s your opportunity to invest in our collective future, and share in our efforts to protect our environment through the construction of a system of eco-trails around the deepest and oldest lake in the world. Check out the canlendar here:

Help make it happen!