Eco Patrol and The Baikal Compass Expedition – Results 2018

  1. Ecological patrol

Organizers: Charity Fund “Give Life to the Planet” with the support of Federal State Budget Institution “Reserved Baikal Region”

Deadlines for implementation – 22.06.2018-25.09.2018

Venue –Olkhon Island (Lake Baikal), ferry system MRS-Olkhon.

Number of raids – 12

Project leaders: Artem Makarov, Elena Pavlyuchenko, Ivan Krylov.

Financing:

– Federal Agency for Youth Affairs – All-Russian competition of youth projects among individuals in 2018, winner Elena Pavlyuchenko (Project Coordinator of Charity Fund “Give Life to the Planet”)

– project “Clean Shores of the Baikal” by HEINEKEN in Russia.

– Fund of presidential grants under the project “Save the Baikal’s Life”.

Partners:

– LLC TTK “Tour Auto”

– Media Holding “AS Baikal TV”

Number of volunteer participants: 45 people – representatives of Irkutsk region, Moscow, Novokuznetsk.

Type of works:

– conducting of the ecological sociological survey.

– informing of the tourists:

– on ecological issues

– on rules of behavior in Special Protected Natural Areas

– on current environmental projects, actions.

– distribution of information materials,

– dismantling of fire pits on the territory of the Sarai beach,

– checking the integrity of the fence of the Sarai beach.

Results:

– 4041 people have been asked during the ecological sociological survey,

– 90% of respondents have been representatives of Irkutsk region,

– more than 5,000 people have been informed

– about 40% of respondents do not know about the borders of Baikal Region National Park and about the rules of behavior in this territory,

– compared with the results of the survey 2017, awareness of tourists about the current environmental actions and projects on Olkhon island has increased,

– more than 70% of respondents declared about their readiness to use containers for separate collection of garbage and to refuse from plastic containers.

 

  1. Research Environmental Expedition “The Baikal Compass”.

Organizers: Charity Fund “Give Life to the Planet”, Federal State Budget Institution “Reserved Baikal Region”

Dates: July 20-27, 2018

Venue: along the two routes:

– Bolshoe Goloustnoe-Bolshie Koty,

– Zama village – Sarma village (Maloe More).

Project leaders: Natalia Eremeeva, Artem Makarov, Vyacheslav Vyazmin.

Financing:

– project “Clean Shores of the Baikal” by HEINEKEN in Russia.

Partners:

– Association “Let’s protect the Baikal together”

– LLC TTK “Tour Auto”

– Media Holding “AS Baikal TV”

Number of participants: 18 people, including 2 research assistants of Federal State Budget Institution “Reserved Baikal Region”, 1 person is a cameraman-journalist of TV company “AS Baikal TV”, 15 volunteers.

Type of works:

– studying of anthropogenic influence, including accounting and studying of anthropogenic emissions, mapping of tourist locations,

– conducting of the outreach work with tourists about the rules of stay in Baikal Region National Park, a separate utilization of the solid household waste

– accounting and observing of rare and predatory species of birds, reptiles, Red Book animals and plants,

– cleaning of contaminated areas.

Results:

– Routes – more than 160 km,

– 424 tents,

– 9 unauthorized dumps (the largest ones– Yator Tract, Varnachka Fold)

– Places of special concentration of camps of unorganized tourism are recorded and mapped (Nuran Tract, Yadyrtui Cape)

– Geography of the tourists: Irkutsk – 54%, Irkutsk region – 91%, representatives of other cities – 9%.

– Over 720 tourists have been informed.

– about 40% of the answered tourists do not know about the borders of Baikal Region National Park and about the rules of behavior in this territory,

– 1% of respondents use a separate garbage collection.

– All people have been motivated for independent garbage collection from places of rest, provided with garbage bags, stickers on garbage bags with the name of a certain fraction.

– The proposed data on the habitats of rare species of birds have been confirmed, but rare species of reptiles have not been found.