Planting Haloxylon for a Greener Future in Gobi-Altai Aimag

2023-05-04 15:42:45

Gobi-Altai, May 4, 2023 /MONTSAME/. The Department of Environment and Tourism of Gobi-Altai aimag, in collaboration with the Governor's Office of Tsogt soum and the office of Bayantooroi village, has undertaken a joint effort to plant Haloxylon persicum near the Eej Khairkhan mountain, a national park located in Tsogt soum.

This effort is part of the "One Billion Trees" National Campaign initiated by President of Mongolia Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh and the plan of the Gobi-Altai aimag to plant 108 million trees.

Between April 19 and 24, 2 kg of Haloxylon persicum seeds were sown over in an area of five hectares near Eej Khairkhan mountain.

To ensure the proper care and irrigation of Haloxylon persicum, a sprinkler irrigation system equipped with two water tanks was installed, as reported by the Department of Environment and Tourism of Gobi-Altai aimag.

In a further effort to combat desertification, Gobi-Altai aimag has set a target to plant five million Haloxylon ammodendron in the Eej Khairkhan mountain this year.

These efforts aim to assist natural regeneration and restore the local ecosystem in the Aimag.