Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/KAZAKHSTAN – Lake Aral: common commitment to repair the natural disaster
Astana – “I discovered Lake Aral when I was still a university student and in 1978, I started studying it. What I have understood in recent years is that the disaster created by human hands can be repaired by those same hands. My desire is to save all nations in the catchment area of this suffering lake, which has started to grow again, but only in the northern part. Today I am optimistic: if all the governments of the countries affected by the Aral Sea work together, we can receive funding from the World Bank and save other parts”. This was stated in an interview with Agenzia Fides by Nikolai Vasil’evich Aladin, a professor at the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, based in St. Petersburg, one of the world’s leading scholars of environmental disaster of Lake Aral, between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.