Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Fire-Fighting-in-Baikal-Region-in-Russia-27MZIFJJ4SHK5.htmlConceptually similarLake Baikal in AutumnGP068SCompleted★★★★Lake Baikal in AutumnGP053OCompleted★★★★Lake Baikal in AutumnGP0MTDCompleted★★★★Lake Baikal in AutumnGP015E9Completed★★★★Fire Fighting in Baikal Region in RussiaGP0STPVWJCompleted★★★★★★Lake Baikal in AutumnGP0A1ZCompleted★★★★Lake Baikal in AutumnGP0Z5OCompleted★★★★Lake Baikal in AutumnGP0FAICompleted★★★★Lake Baikal in AutumnGP01GH2Completed★★★★View AllGP0STPVWHFire Fighting in Baikal Region in RussiaLocal volunteer Andrey Polomoshnov suppress grass fires in Zabaikalsky region, Siberia, Russia. Andrey was trained to suppres wildfires by GreenpeaceLocations:Eastern Europe-Lake Baikal-Russia-Zabaykalsky KraiDate:9 Apr, 2016Credit:© Greenpeace / Maria VasilievaMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Day-Death-Disasters-Firefighters-Forest fires-Forests (campaign title)-Forests (topography)-KWCI (GPI)-One person-Outdoors-Rear view-Smoke-TreesShoot:Fire Fighting in Baikal Region in RussiaGreenpeace Russia visited three regions close to lake Baikal (UNESCO site) to train volunteers to suppress wildfires in the largest forested region in the world – Russian Boreal forests. It’s one of the most ‘biologically outstanding’ places in the world, according to the World Wildlife Fund, home to a range of species — from wolves and brown bears to golden eagles and Siberian accentors. And it suffers from fire: in 2015 forest fires had extended to 2 million hectares in Pribakalye (regions close to extremely valuable lake Baikal). State forest system can't manage it and local volunteers are motivated to stay at the forefront of the peat, grass and forest fires.