Pribaikal'skiy national park was included into a World Natural Heritage List of UNESCO. When measured by the diversity of animals and plants, amounts of rare species of Flora and Fauna, and also the number of archiological memorials, this national park exceeds any other protected natural territory of Baikal region.
This site is located on the Olkhon Island. This island is famous for its Baikal shores’ beauty and ancient Buryati legends. There are over 150 archeological monuments: cave drawings, town remains, old stone walls and cultural shrines.
During the summer season of 2011, 400 thousand people have visited the island. Only 11 kilometers away from the highest point of the island (1274 m) is the deepest point of Baikal lake (1637m). Forest site of 0.46 Ha was damaged by illegal cutting, which has created a major problem for the island ecology.
It is estimated to plant 890 lines of Scots Pine to restore the site.