Rare species caught on camera trap in Ulaan Taiga Strictly Protected Area
Administration of the Ulaan Taiga Strictly Protected Area in Khuvsgul aimag is responsible for protection, preservation, research and tourism management in the Ulaan Taiga mountain range, covering a vast land of nearly half a million hectares.
Environment Minister meets Director of KfW Office Ulaanbaatar
Minister of Environment and Tourism D.Sarangerel received Director of KfW Office in Ulaanbaatar Michael Sumser-Hellstern on October 21.
Equipment provided for saiga monitoring
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) provided MNT 16.2 million worth of equipment including cameras and spotting scopes to epidemiologists of the Veterinary Departments of Khovd and Gobi-Altai aimags.
Creating insulation market in the coldest capital city in the world
Quality certified insulation market is being created in Mongolia by the European Union’s Switch Off Air Pollution project. In the past, Mongolian people went to black market to buy insulation materials, mostly non-certified materials and do it themselves without following the Building Code Standards which in return ends up being not very efficient, often becoming a waste of resources.
Environment Minister holds online meeting with GGGI President
On October 20, Minister of Environment and Tourism D. Sarangerel held an online meeting with the President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Mr. Ban Ki-Moon.
Greater emphasis to be placed on effectiveness of environmental projects
Minister of Environment and Tourism D.Sarangerel met with Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Mongolia Elaine Conkievich. The sides exchanged views on the progress of ongoing joint environmental projects and programs and ways to further expand bilateral cooperation.
Environmental cooperation with Germany discussed
Minister of Environment and Tourism D.Sarangerel met with Johannes Schneider, Head of Development Cooperation, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Mongolia.
MCA-Mongolia holds working meeting with Water Authority
Last week, MCA-Mongolia and Water Authority representatives had a working meeting to discuss Industrial Pre-Treatment Plan, its implementation and further monitoring, as well as other efforts to reduce industrial wastewater pollution and exchange views on further cooperation. CEO E.Sodontogos, project directors and specialists from MCA-Mongolia side and Head of Water Authority Sh.Myagmar led representatives from the Water Authority participated in the meeting.
Schools and kindergartens closed in Dalanzadgad due to weather condition
Due to harsh weather condition, schools and kindergartens in Dalanzadgad city of Umnugobi aimag closed temporarily.
Bird watching point opens in Ulaanbaatar city
The Environment Department of the capital city has founded a bird watching point in a swampy area of Khun Lake and Sonsgolongiin us in the territory of the 32th khoroo of Songinokhairkhan district, where the density of birds is occurred high in Ulaanbaatar city, along with description and guidance on bird watching.
Coal ash being used in land rehabilitation as a filling substance
A model rehabilitation work has been conducted on one hectares of land, which has been destroyed due to artisanal mining activities in the territory of the 3rd khoroo of Nalaikh district, as using 180 m cubic ash discharged from “Amgalan” thermal power plant as a filling substance.
2000 trees and shrubs planted on the National Tree Planting Day
In accordance with the Presidential Decree issued in 2010, ‘the National Tree Planting Day’ has been organized on the second Saturday of May and October every year since 2010.
EU and French Embassy delegation visits earth building field
On October 5, Mr. Philippe Merlin, Ambassador of France to Mongolia, French Embassy staff and Mr. Pierre-Yves Lucas, Cooperation Team Leader of the Delegation of the European Union to Mongolia, visited the field and houses where ancient earth building techniques were revived.
Online Fellowship Program on Mine Hazard Reclamation takes place
The first Online Fellowship Program on Mine Hazard Reclamation was organized by the Environment Research Center over the course of 45 days, with support from the Mine Reclamation Corporation (MIRECO) of the Republic of Korea. Specialists of the Ministry of Environment and instructors of the research center received certificates for the program by completing it on October 6.
More than 100 companies take part in MCA-Mongolia procurement public outreach event
On October 2, Millennium Challenge Account Mongolia (MCA-Mongolia) in cooperation with Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI) organized an event to inform local firms and entities about the projects being implemented under the Mongolia Water Compact and planned international construction tenders and procurement opportunities under these projects. Representatives from over 100 private entities took part in the event.
“Eco Bayankhongor” project running
“Mongolia Sustainable Development Vision-2030” program adopted by the Government is being realized in aimags and rural areas.
German Technical Cooperation Project on Protected Areas discusses its progress
On September 29, the Supporting Protected Areas for the Conservation of Ecosystem Service (SPACES) project organized a mid-term workshop in Ulaanbaatar city to discuss its achievements with its implementation partners from the Department of Protected Area Management (DPAM) of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) and from the Khovd Aimag Administration, and its Department of Environment and Tourism (DET).
‘Greening the China-Mongolia-Russia economic corridor: A visual synthesis’ report launched
The launch of a new report ‘Greening the China–Mongolia–Russia economic corridor - A visual synthesis’ took place in both a virtual and face-to-face format on October 1 at the International Environment House in Geneva, Switzerland.
United Nations Summit on Biodiversity takes place
In New York, the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity has been convened by the President of the General Assembly along with Heads of State and Government on September 30. The Summit has highlighted the crisis facing humanity from the degradation of biodiversity and the urgent need to accelerate action on biodiversity for sustainable development.
Ulaanbaatar Railways to use only refined coal for heating passenger train cars
‘Ulaanbaatar Railways’ JSC has made the decision to use refined coal as fuel for all of the passenger train journeys for this year. As of today, Ulaanbaatar Railways offer passenger transport services in international and domestic routes with 282 passenger train cars.
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