Leader of SDG 15 “Preservation of marine ecosystems” Asel Baymukanov – winner of the project “100 new persons”

Asel Baymukanova became the winner of the project

“100” new faces! And it is a very deserved and worthy victory! The team of the Public Institute of ЦР-2030 in Kazakhstan congratulates Asel and is proud of her achievements!

That ‘s what the website says about her as a candidate. https://100janaesim.ruh.kz/ru/participants/2019/asel-baimukhan.html



Асель Баймуканова



Winner of 2019



Asel Baimukanova – ecologist

Asel Baymukanova is a young ecologist, animal defender, she explores and films seals on the Caspian Sea.

“Many people, having learned that I explore seals, are surprised that they still live in our edges. Even aktausets”.

Asel was born on the banks of the Markakol River in East Kazakhstan. She dreamed of working in the field of protection of endangered species of animals from the very childhood.

“My father is an ichthyologist, he explores fish that live in certain places. When I was in sixth grade, I asked my dad to give me a tour of Marcacol. I thought we were going to swim on a boat, admire the beauty of nature. But that day it was very cold, mosquitoes adept me. And then I decided never to go on such trips again. “

After Asel finished sixth grade, her family moved to Almaty. “As we grow older, the problems of protecting nature began to worry less and less,” she says. So Asel goes to study in another specialty. Yet over time, she decides to take up the realization of her dream again.

“At that time, Dad was filming fish on Markacola, suggesting I assist him. The task is not simple. Shooting the “life” of fish, then the installation of the video required great will and perseverance, “- says Asel.

Thus in 2012 she is employed in the Institute of Hydrobiology and Ecology by an operator-engineer, and to this day works there as a specialist in environmental education. She improved her operator skills for almost a year, and went to the Caspian in 2013. And for the past five years, he ‘s been filming seals living in that region.

“The exact number of seals in our country is unknown. These animals are on the verge of extinction. Seal is on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List. The last “census” of seals was conducted in 2005, and according to those figures and the number was approximately 100,000 individuals. If you look at the data of Soviet scientists, almost a million seals lived in the Kazakh part of the Caspian Sea. It turns out, the population decreased by 90%, – Asel Baymukanova shares.

This year Asel entered a master ‘s degree in ecology, and plans to carry out scientific research in this direction.

And also smile and read special news about it. https://qogam.gov.kz/ru/news/obyavleny-pobediteli-tretego-sezona-proekta-100-novyh-lic-kazahstana

And also interview Asel Baymukanova https://yandex.kz/video/preview/?filmId=8768188306622136370&text=100+%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%8B%D1%85+%D0%BB%D0%B8%D1%86+%D0%BA%D0%B0%D0%B7%D0%B0%D1%85%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B0+2019+%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%B1%D0%B5%D0%B4%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BB%D0%B8&noreask=1&path=wizard&parent-reqid=1580363092181875-1479972228154922786600125-vla1-2432&redircnt=1580364719.

Material prepared by Lyazat Askarova




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