Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater lake by volume, located in southern Siberia, faces a number of threats, including overtourism and climate change. Photo: Shutterstock
Mercedes Hutton
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Climate change and Chinese tourists – Russia’s Lake Baikal faces twin existential threats

  • Located in southern Siberia, the world’s largest, deepest and oldest lake is at risk from overtourism
  • Russian residents fear an influx from China, but climate change could prove most costly to their livelihood

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Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater lake by volume, located in southern Siberia, faces a number of threats, including overtourism and climate change. Photo: Shutterstock
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