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
The Republic of Karelia since ancient times was called as the Lake district. And among the huge number of its lakes Ladoga stands out for its vast expanses.
On Ladoga lake more than 600 Islands(among them the famous island of Valaam). area exceeding 1 hectare.Most of them(over 500) are located in the Northern part of the lake. Many Islands separated by a maze of narrow channels, in which nothing is lost to an inexperienced traveler, give a special beauty to this part of lake Ladoga, called the skerries area. The intricate shapes of the rocky Islands, reaching sometimes a height of 60— 70 m, combined with the dismembered shores of the continent, in which deeply cut into numerous and different from each other bays.
How beautiful shores of the lake! Hostess-the nature has taken care of that there is no monotony in the Kingdom. If you cross the Ladoga, we can see how diverse, unique and beautiful view of its banks. Wide open was given the southern part of the lake are replaced in Northern rocky ridges, referred to here as “fences”, and the rocks moulded by the glacier “the mutton foreheads”. Around a mysterious forest with mighty trees, thickets of juniper and the moss-covered boulders. The lake penetrates deeply into the rocky Continue reading
The surroundings of the lake Sun after the ice – it is quite a spectacular sight. However, he wanted to sleep terribly. Time is still hours 9 am – and given – sleeping very little – and more driving – the eyes already closed. But nevertheless – shooting surroundings – continued.
1) For icing.
2) Quadric goes for KAMAZ.
3) the Valley.
4) can See – closer to civilization. At the remains of the boom. Before any horses kept any deer. Generally in the 40-50’s here life was in full swing. Walked the old road to the village of Ust-Omchug. Camps were concentration plant. Now the road to this village is quite different valleys – and then – desert.
6) It’s not a Sunny lake. This is the beginning Bolotin in front of the lake.
7) the Ducks have been born. Soon they serve back home – for the winter.
8) the Surviving giant. Typically, these larches were cut down mercilessly. Years him – probably all of 500. Bad we have to grow trees!
9) somewhere out there – lake
10) a Shoe tree. The lake is close.
Finally seemed and the lake. We were delighted, the hard road ended. Still to go on-Board KAMAZ in the truck bed – not the most convenient pastime, especially when talking on the wetlands. Continue reading