Friday, 11 December 2009

754 RU - Lake Baikal (1996)

Brief Description

"Situated in south-east Siberia, the 3.15-million-ha Lake Baikal is the oldest (25 million years) and deepest (1,700 m) lake in the world. It contains 20% of the world's total unfrozen freshwater reserve. Known as the 'Galapagos of Russia', its age and isolation have produced one of the world's richest and most unusual freshwater faunas, which is of exceptional value to evolutionary science."

"坐落在俄罗斯联邦境内西伯利亚东南部的贝加尔湖,占地315万公 顷,是世界历史最悠久(2500万年)且最深的(1700米)湖泊。它拥有地表不冻淡水资源的20%。以“俄国的加拉帕戈斯”而闻名于世的贝加尔湖,因其 悠久的年代和人迹罕见,使它成为拥有世界上种类最多和最稀有的淡水动物群的地区之一,而这一动物群对于进化科学具有不可估量的价值。"
Source UNESCO WH website

Courtesy of Marina from postcrossing forum

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