Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Fire-Fighting-in-Baikal-Region-in-Russia-27MZIFJJ4SUVR.htmlConceptually similarFire Fighting in Baikal Region in RussiaGP0STPVWFCompleted★★★★Fire Fighting in Baikal Region in RussiaGP0STPVWGCompleted★★★★★★Fire Fighting in Baikal Region in RussiaGP0STPVWLCompleted★★★★Fire Fighting in Baikal Region in RussiaGP0STPVWNCompleted★★★★Fire Fighting in Baikal Region in RussiaGP0STPVWOCompleted★★★★Fire Fighting in Baikal Region in RussiaGP0STPVWPCompleted★★★★★★Fire Fighting in Baikal Region in RussiaGP0STPVWQCompleted★★★★Fire Fighting in Baikal Region in RussiaGP0STPVWICompleted★★★★★★Lake Baikal in AutumnGP053OCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STPVWKFire Fighting in Baikal Region in RussiaForest fires in Zabaikalsky region, Siberia, Russia. This land suffered from wildfires for years.Locations:Eastern Europe-Lake Baikal-Russia-Zabaykalsky KraiDate:8 Apr, 2016Credit:© Greenpeace / Maria VasilievaMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Day-Death-Disasters-Fires-Forest fires-Forests (campaign title)-Forests (topography)-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Smoke-Trees-Wide angleShoot: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.