In 2018, Peter Fong, writer, photographer, ecological activist, and Head Guide for the Mongolia River Outfitters, organized The Baikal Headwaters Expedition, a thousand mile row down the Selenga River across Mongolia to Lake Baikal in Russia. The Selenga provides more than half the water that flows into Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest and most voluminous lake and repository of one-fifth of the world’s fresh water. That water and the life forms it supports are threatened by the Mongolian government’s plans to dam the river for hydroelectric production and tap it for mining operations and far-off cities. And so, of...Read More
Author: Peter W. Fong
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