Construction of wildlife crossings discussed

2019-10-15 17:15:44

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On October 14, the Ministry of Road and Transport Development in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Mongolia Programme Office organized a workshop themed ‘Wildlife crossings along linear facilities’.

The meeting brought together scholars and representatives from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Ulaanbaatar Railway JSC, and environmental assessment and road planning companies. The participants noted that it is now compulsory to comply with the mandatory standard for Construction of Wildlife Crossings along the road and road infrastructure in mountainous areas, but there are some concerning issues. In particular, most of them agreed that changes have to be made to some provisions of the regulations on road planning and environmental impact assessment.