Uvs Lake Depression becomes Transboundary Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme on September 15 added 20 new sites in 21 countries to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, which now numbers 727 biosphere reserves in 131 countries, including 22 transboundary sites.
EBRD and EU support better waste management in Ulaanbaatar
Across Mongolia, the connection of people to their environment is a very special one, deeply rooted in the local culture.
Closing event for Green Gold Animal Health Project held
A closing event for Green Gold Animal Health Project, which has been jointly implemented by Swiss Cooperation Agency and the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry for past 17 years was held today.
5.0 magnitude earthquake recorded in Tuv aimag
A 5.0 magnitude earthquake has been recorded approximately 18 km northeast of Jargalant soum, Tuv aimag.
Scholars and researchers to cooperate in reducing desertification and soil degradation
On September 4, Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Urtnasan received Director of the Institute of Geography and Geoecology at the Mongolian Academy of Sciences D.Battogtokh and scholar of the institute, Dr. A.Khaulenbek.
Updated Desertification Map of Mongolia developed
The National Agency of Meteorology and Environment has recently published the work, ‘Atlas of Desertification in Mongolia, 2020’ (Монгол орны цөлжилтийн атлас, 2020 он).
Virtual closing workshop of Green Gold Animal Health Project to be held
The closing workshop of the ‘Green Gold Animal Health Project’, which is being implemented by the Swiss Cooperation in Mongolia, will be held virtually on September 10.
Climate Crisis is a Child Rights Crisis: Children and youth speak out
The recent report on climate change by a consortium of scientists from across the world calls on governments and communities to take immediate action to reduce greenhouse gases and other harmful practices to our environment. Without action, we will continue to see natural disasters – draughts, flooding, severe weather events like dzuds, the loss of habitats and erosion of eco systems. The world we leave our children will look very different than the one left to us.
Two small quakes recorded in Umnugobi aimag
On August 25, two small earthquakes were reported in Umnugobi aimag. The first quake, which struck at 6.11 pm, was measured with a 3.6 magnitude.
5.4 magnitude earthquake occurs in Khuvsgul aimag
At 4:37 AM of August 23, a 5.4 magnitude earthquake was reported in Alag-Erdene soum of Khuvsgul aimag.
Environment Ministry to cooperate with ‘Shambala-2056’ project team
During her recent trip to Dornogobi aimag, Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Urtnasan was introduced to the ‘Shambala-2056’ project that planted 23,000 trees in the aimag’s regions worst hit by desertification.
Event held to hand over results of Green Gold Animal Health Project
An event was organized virtually on August 2-10 to hand over results of the Green Gold Animal Health Project of the Swiss Cooperation in Mongolia to authorities and federations of Pasture User Groups (PUGs) of seven aimags, where the project was implemented the longest. The aimags are Arkhangai, Bayankhongor, Bayan-Ulgii, Gobi-Altai, Zavkhan, Khovd and Uvs.
Environment Minister works at aimags affected by desertification
As of currently, 76.9 percent of the total territory of Mongolia has been affected by desertification in varying degrees. In eight aimags, in particular, it has become a pressing issue.
Tests being carried out on water samples from Khuvsgul Lake
A working group in charge of conducting ecological risk assessment at Khuvsgul Lake worked at Khatgal, Khuvsgul aimag on August 7.
Siberian wildfire smoke causes PM levels to rise in some parts of Mongolia
Due to winds blowing from the north, clouds of smoke from the Siberian wildfires in Russia reached the central and eastern regions of Mongolia on August 4. Despite clearing out the next day, the wildfire smoke has entered the territory of Mongolia once again on August 7.
Minister of Environment becomes acquainted with operations at Morin-Uul radar station
During the discussion that took place on necessary repairs and technological upgrades for the station, the Minister highlighted the station’s significant role in providing aircraft conducting international and domestic flights with the weather forecast as well as in taking preventive measures against potentially severe weather for the sectors of agriculture, energy, road and transport alongside the well-being of citizens.
Environment Minister discusses joint projects with EU Ambassador
Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Urtnasan had a meeting with outgoing Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the European Union to Mongolia Traian Hristea.
Project on improving adaptive capacity to climate change to be implemented in four aimags
The ‘Improving Adaptive Capacity and Risk Management of Rural Communities in Mongolia’ project has been launched. With a grant of USD 23.1 million by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the project will be jointly implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Light Industry, and the United Nations Development Programme in the aimags of Dornod, Sukhbaatar, Zavkhan, and Khovd.
Earthquake occurs in Selenge aimag
5.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in the place 49 km south of Yuruu soum of Selenge aimag.
‘Sustainable Resilient Ecosystem and Agriculture Management in Mongolia’ project to be implemented with EUR 4.2 mln from EU
Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Urtnasan and Resident Representative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Mongolia Vinod Ahuja discussed the ‘Sustainable Resilient Ecosystem and Agriculture Management in Mongolia’ (STREAM) project.
B.Turmunkh: I illustrated 60 pieces for the updated version of ‘The Secret History of Mongols’
D.Sumiyabazar: Law on Legal Status of Ulaanbaatar City has been successfully amended after 27 years
P.Khaliun: I believe the relations between two countries will soon reach strategic partnership