‘Mongolia sunrise to sunset’ marathon to run for cleaning vicinity of Khuvsgul Lake
The 19th 'Mongolia sunrise to sunset' international marathon will be held on August 2 at the shore of the Khuvsgul Lake. EcoLeap foundation has been organizing 42 km and 100 km trail run since 1998 and over 60 athletes from 21 countries take part in the marathon every year. Lake Huvsgul and the untouched forests, lowlands and mountains of the Khuvsgul National Park are a setting for one of the most beautiful runs on the planet, Mongolia sunrise to sunset.
Marmot statue made of hunting traps erected against poaching
A statue of marmots, made of hunting traps was erected in Bayan-Uul soum of Dornod aimag. Mongolia’s Network of Managed Resource Protected Areas with MON/13/303 project is being implemented by the UN Development Program and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism. The project implementors jointly with the Department of Specially Protected Areas Administration initiated and financed to construct the monument with an aim to inspire people to conserve marmots and their habitat to raise the population and stop illegal hunting.
Mongolia has potential to lead the region in renewable energy production
Dr. Enebish Namjil is a professor at the National University of Mongolia. He worked as administrator for the Darkhan Solar Plant Project (10MW) which commissioned its full operations on January 19, 2017 in Khongor Soum of Darkhan-Uul Aimag. Dr. Enebish spoke with the Mongol Messenger during his participation in the 8th National Renewable Energy Forum and shared his thoughts on Mongolia's capability to utilize renewable energy.
UNECE launches environmental performance review of Mongolia
The Environmental Performance Review (EPR) of Mongolia kicked off on 22 May 2017, with a field mission beginning in Ulaanbaatar. Fifteen experts from different countries and the United Nations secretariat will work in Mongolia for 10 days to review the country’s progress in improving environmental policies over the past three decades.
Public officials being trained on sustainable growth and green management
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Project, jointly implemented by the Green Growth Policy Planning Department and Clean Technology, Investment and Production Division of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is conducting series of training themed “Green Organizational Management”. The training will continue until the end of May. The training is being carried out in the margin of implementation of Mongolia’s Green Growth Policy and its action plan.
Minister of Environment and Tourism meets MCC delegates
On May 11, D.Oyunkhorol, Minister of Environment and Tourism received delegates headed by Fatema Z. Sumar, Regional Deputy Vice President for Europe, Asia, Pacific and Latin America in the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) Department of Compact Operations, Mark Sundberg, Deputy Vice President and Chief Economist at MCC and Jonathan Brooks, Managing Director for Europe, Asia, Pacific and Latin America of MCC.
A project to reduce green house gas emission in construction sector
Yesterday, May 10, launch and inception workshop of The Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) in the construction sector in Mongolia project was held. During the workshop, the project goals, strategy and expectations were introduced and experts discussed about development and implementation of mitigation actions and creating measuring, reporting and verification system for NAMA.
Mongol Daguur specially protected area may be listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site
2017 meeting of a working group of the Dauria International Protected Area (DIPA) was held on May 4-5 in Choibalsan city of Dornod aimag, where the Mongol Daguur or Dauria the steppe and wetland region of Mongolia is located.
Red-listed tree planted in Dundgobi province
A very rare 'tooroi tree' registered in the Red Book of Mongolia have been planted in Dundgobi aimag for the first time, with an initiative of NAB Group director B.Amarsanaa. Though tooroi, one of the species of populous tree is a Gobi desert plant, it does not grow in Dundgobi aimag. “- We planted 60 tooroi trees. The tree needs a lot of watering. If these trees accustom to soil and grows well, we will plant more next year” said Mr.B.Amarsanaa. The trees will grow edging foothill of the Bor Ovoo Hill, in a park of Mandalgobi city. The tree seedlings were brought from the Alxa League (Alshaa aimag) of Inner Mongolia, autonomous region of PRC, where a forest of tooroi grows, attracting hundreds of tourists.
76.8 percent of Mongolian land suffers from desertification
According to the Report on Environmental State For 2015-2016, 76.8 percent of the Mongolian territory has been struck by desertification as a consequence of fast-spreading dryness in the recent years. The report was presented by the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Ms D.Oyunkhorol at a cabinet meeting.