Largest lakes of Russia
On the territory of the Russian Federation is home to many water bodies, including lakes. The biggest of these are: lake Baikal, lake Ladoga. Lake Onega. Lake Peipsi. Ilmen lake,…

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National parks of the world
Walking through the Park, we can hike to admire the icy splendor of the Northern nature. The Park stretches from the South to the North of Iceland. Vatnajökull covers an…

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The largest lake in Africa

Lake Victoria: a sick giant

Lake Victoria was discovered in 1858 British Explorer John Speke, after a few months of their research, the sources of the Nile. Then the lake appeared in front of him so large and beautiful that he gave him the name of the British Queen. But now the Lake is in poor condition and is on the brink of environmental disaster. If John Speke could see lake Victoria today, painting what he saw would have caused him most likely shock and disbelief. The lake has become a smelly, suffocating from algae, a large body of water.

Ecological health of lake Victoria has been deeply undermined by the rapidly growing population, boom in fish exports, the disappearance of some fish species, the rapid growth of algae and the discharge of untreated sewage by industrial enterprises. Most of the damage is extensive and irreversible. The traditional way of life of the lake communities almost destroyed. Scientists are concerned that soon the lake Victoria may become dead.

Named in honor of the Queen of England, the African lake Victoria is the world’s largest tropical lake and second largest freshwater lake. The area of the lake on a total of 69 000 square kilometers. Although this Continue reading