Special Envoy of the President for Ecology Sergey Ivanov Proposed Restricting Travel of Tourists to Baikal
OREANDA-NEWS In his opinion, this will reduce the amount of waste on the shores of the lake.
At the All-Russian Water Congress, Ivanov stated that there are almost no industrial effluents to Lake Baikal, but millions of tourists come to the lake, small hotels are being built without wastewater treatment plants. “Sooner or later we will have to artificially limit the influx of tourists to Lake Baikal,” said Sergey Ivanov.
In turn, the director of the Baikal Reserve, Vasily Sutul, said that it was necessary to limit only the number of tourists who are not members of groups, as well as build treatment facilities along the entire coast and impose heavy fines on those who throw garbage