lake Baikal is threatened by silting up because of the felling of trees on its shores. It is warned by the authors of the online petition calling to save the Russian heritage is the cleanest lake of the Earth.
Activists report that the threat comes from a state monopoly — the company “Russian Railways” (RZD), “which the government allowed the felling for expansion of the Baikal-Amur and TRANS-Siberian Railways”.
Defenders of the lake have concluded that deforestation in the country has reached catastrophic proportions and the environmental damage became irreparable. “One of the main victims — Baikal: the disappearance of the forests along the banks of inflowing in it rivers is an important reason in recent years the shallowing of the “great sea,” — noted concerned over the fate of the reservoir.
In 2019, it became known that the government decided to change the law “About protection of lake Baikal”. There was planned to make rules about the permission of destruction of forests to expand the TRANS-Siberian and Baikal-Amur Railways and the transfer of the forest Fund in the category of land where construction is authorized.
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