Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Fire-Fighting-in-Baikal-Region-in-Russia-27MZIFJJ4SJ9Q.htmlConceptually similarLake Baikal.GP0OKZCompleted★★★★Fire Fighting in Baikal Region in RussiaGP0STPVWJCompleted★★★★★★Lake Baikal , world heritage site. RussiaGP0CMPCompleted★★★★Lake Baikal Problems Background DocumentationGP0OBJCompleted★★★★Lake Baikal LandscapeGP04F2FCompleted★★★★★★Lake Baikal LandscapeGP04F2RCompleted★★★★Pollution of Lake Baikal RussiaGP0JAJCompleted★★★★Lake Baikal Background Documentation (Russia : 2004)GP0OB2Completed★★★★Lake Baikal documentation (Winter)GP01CI7Completed★★★★View AllGP0STPVWMFire Fighting in Baikal Region in RussiaGreenpeace and local volunteers suppress peatfires in Central Ecological Zone of the Baikal Natural Territory (UNESCO Site), Republic Buryatia, Siberia, RussiaLocations:Eastern Europe-Lake Baikal-RussiaDate:3 Apr, 2016Credit:© Greenpeace / Maria VasilievaMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Day-Firefighters-Fires-Forest fires-Forests (campaign title)-Forests (topography)-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-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.