Summer projects

Baikal is a world heritage site, and we all have to play a role in taking care of and protecting it.

Ecotourism is especially important for our region. After all, the cleanest fresh water lake on the planet is located here. A properly constructed trail path is considered ecotourism infrastructure with great environmental significance. These trails:

– direct visitors along the arranged routes;

– contribute to the conservation of ecosystems;

– reduce the risk of fire hazards (by preventing the advance of the fire and facilitating the unhindered access of fire brigades to sources of fire);

– promote the localization of garbage within the equipped parking lots and create opportunities for its transportation to areas for disposal.

Ecological paths do not harm the environment. Rather, they promote sustainable economic development of the territory, create additional jobs for local residents, and improve the ecological culture of local residents.

The Great Baikal Trail project involves complex logistics and requires comprehensive training measures to be taken throughout the year.

Our volunteer projects usually lasts 10 days or 2 weeks. Volunteers live at a tent site, work on building ecological trails, and independently prepare food around the bonfire.

The official languages of the projects are Russian and English.

 

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Summer projects 2019

DatesProject titleVenue
July 1 - July 10The Land of Baikal Taiga – 1Russia, Irkutskaya Oblast, Pribaikalski National Park, Listvyanka – Bolshiye Koty trail
July 3 - July 16Trial TrailRussia, Republic of Buryatia, Zabaikalski National Park, Svyatoy Nos peninsula
July 5 - July 7The Guards of Siberian Taiga – 1Russian, Irkutsk region, Shelekhov area, Olkha plateau.
July 10 - July 19The Land of Baikal Taiga-2Russia, Irkutskaya Oblast, Pribaikalski National Park, Listvyanka – Bolshiye Koty trail
July 12 - July 14The Land of Baikal Taiga-3Russia, Irkutskaya Oblast, Pribaikalski National Park, Listvyanka – Bolshiye Koty trail
July 12 - July 25In the Wilds of the Khamar-Daban – 1Russia, Republic of Buryatia, Baikalski National Nature Reserve, the Osinovka River valley
July 16 - July 29Land of the Barguzin Sable (project is full)Russia, Republic of Buryatia, Barguzinski National Nature Reserve, the Shumilikha river valley
July 20 - August 2The Land of Baikal Taiga-4 (project is full)Russia, Irkutskaya Oblast, Pribaikalski National Park, Bolshoe Goloustnoe – Bolshiye Koty trail
July 25 - August 7In the Wilds of the Khamar-Daban – 2Russia, Republic of Buryatia, Baikalski National Nature Reserve, the Osinovka River valley
July 26 - July 28The Guards of Siberian Taiga – 2Russian, Irkutsk region, Shelekhov area, Olkha plateau.
August 1 - August 14Northern TrailsOn the northwest shores of Baikal between and Slyudanskiye lakes, Buryatia
August 3 - August 16The Trail to Sandy Bay -1Between the village of Bolshoye Goloustnoye and Peschanaya Bay (Sandy Bay) in Pribaikalski National Park, Irkutskaya oblast`
August 9 - August 11The Guards of Siberian Taiga – 3Russian, Irkutsk region, Shelekhov area, Olkha plateau.
August 16 - August 29The Trail to Sandy Bay-2 (project is full)Between the village of Bolshoye Goloustnoye and Peschanaya Bay (Sandy Bay) in Pribaikalski National Park, Irkutskaya oblast`
August 23 - August 25The Guards of Siberian Taiga – 4Russian, Irkutsk region, Shelekhov area, Olkha plateau.