Pollution from tourism at Lake Baikal

Russian ecologists report that tourism is posing a serious problem to the health of Lake Baikal, as waste from tourist camps and water transport vehicles is being dumped into the lake. Ecologists warn that increased levels of pollution from tourism has lead to the growth of alien aquatic plant species, such as Elodea Canadensis, and high accumulation of these plants could lead to water-logging. To find out more, read ‘Lake Baikal, world’s deepest body of freshwater, turning into swamp’