Red Book lotus destroys ponds in the Astrakhan region in Russia

28.08.2013

The situation is amazing: the spread of a rare plant, which is protected by law of the Russian Federation, can lead to a serious environmental disaster in reservoirs of the Astrakhan region. Of course, it looks very beautiful: the fields of Indian lotus are absolutely fantastic and attract tourists from all over Russia.

 it looks very beautiful: the fields of Indian lotus are absolutely fantastic and attract tourists from all over Russia

Now lotus is spreading in delta of the Volga River, displacing native plants. It "steals " all the oxygen from the water, which can stop the flow of small rivers and cause fish death. Now local authorities are preparing the legislative base to take control of the Red book lotus. The main thing is not to go too far and not to destroy all the lotuses.