Environment and Tourism
International Crane Festival takes place in Khentii aimag
An annual International Crane Festival was organized for the fifth year in the valley of Khurkh of Binder soum, Khentii aimag on June 27.
Climate change and intensification of negative impacts from human activities caused an increase in environmental pollution, nature degradation, depletion of natural resources, and a rise in the number of threatened and endangered animals and plants species. For example, the air temperature in Mongolia become warmer by +2.1 C degrees in 2010 and about 70 percent of Mongolia’s territory has been affected by desertification processes to some degree. Also, around 5,000 rivers, streams, springs, sources and ponds have dried-up threatening animals and plants with extinction. For this reason, the Mongolian Red Book was updated to protect threatened and endangered animals and plant species
Yolanda Fernandez Lommen: Current ADB Country Partnership Strategy for Mongolia is the largest allocation of ADB funding since we started operations in the country