Cover Osteuropa 8-9/2007

In Osteuropa 8-9/2007

Wealth at Great Cost
The Destruction of the Caspian Sea Environment

Gundula Bahro, Inge Lindemann

Deutsche Fassung


The Caspian Sea in Central Asia is the largest enclosed body of water on the planet and lies in the world’s oldest oil region. The area is well-known due to its abundance of resources, especially its sturgeon, from which black caviar is won, and its reserves of gas and oil. Increasing destruction of the environment is making the Caspian Sea an endangered habitat.

(Osteuropa 8-9/2007, pp. 479–482)