Toson Khulstai National Park becomes UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
Toson Khulstai National Park stretching across Bayan-Ovoo and Norovlin soums of Khentii aimag and Khulunbuir and Tsagaan-Ovoo soums of Dornod aimag has been added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR), coordinated under the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme of the United Nations United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
World Toilet Day 2020: “Sustainable Sanitation and Climate Change”
Today is World Toilet Day.
21 red deer fawns being protected at Khustai NP
‘Red Deer of Altai’ NGO has transferred over 40 red deer fawns from Khustai National Park to the Khantaishir Range in Khaliun soum of Gobi-Altai aimag in 2017, 2018 and 2020.
Online database for Mongolian flora to be established
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism, the Botanic Garden and Research Institute of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, and the National University of Mongolia will be jointly establishing a digital herbarium database for Mongolian flora.
Environment Minister participates in 23rd International Riversymposium
Minister of Environment and Tourism D.Sarangerel took part in the opening of the 23rd International Riversymposium taking place virtually on November 11-13, presenting Mongolian government’s policy, actions and plans on water resources management
Industrial Pre-treatment Plan discussed among key stakeholders
Millennium Challenge Account Mongolia organized a stakeholder engagement meeting, the first of a series of meetings planned to discuss a draft Industrial Pre-Treatment Plan (IPP), to incorporate recommendations and proposals of key stakeholders into the plan, at the “Consent Hall” of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mongolia.
4.5-magnitude earthquake occurs near Selenge aimag
At 11:01 am of November 5, a 4.5 magnitude earthquake occurred in a territory of Russia, 100 kilometers east from Khuder soum of Selenge aimag.
Environment Minister meets EU Ambassador
Minister of Environment and Tourism D.Sarangerel received Ambassador of the European Union to Mongolia Traian Hristea on October 29 and exchanged views on the projects being implemented within the bilateral cooperation, particularly the works in the field of recycling waste.
Sustainable cashmere production discussed in Geneva
Increasing export of processed cashmere is interrelated with not only production but also number of factors including reducing pastureland degradation and increasing livestock productivity.
Future of tourism post COVID-19 discussed
A meeting themed “COVID-19 and Tourism Post COVID-19” was held at Sky Resort on October 28 within the opening of International Travel Mart (ITM) 2020.
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.