Gobi Great Six Initative's Coordination Committee meets

2018-04-16 13:08:15
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ First meeting of Project Coordination Committee of the Gobi Great Six initiative took place in Gobi-Altai province, reported on April 13.

Present at the meeting were representatives of International organizations work in protecting endangered species including in Gobi, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), relevant officials of Gobi-Altai, Bayankhongor, Zavkhan, Khovd, Umnugobi provinces, scientists and researchers.

The Gobi Great Six initiative by the WWF Mongolia Program Office committed to saving six globally endangered animals which critically require conservation efforts from the worldwide community. The six Gobi animals namely wild Bactrian camel, Gobi bear, Takhi (Przewalski's horse), Khulan (wild ass), Goitered Gazelle and Saiga Antelope play crucial roles in Gobi region ecosystem. In recent years, Gobi-Altai aimag has been implementing bigger projects and events in direction of preserving nature and protecting animals, for instance, project on protecting Mazaalai (Gobi bear) and relocating Saiga Antelope and Przewalski’s wild horses.  In relation, good results have been observed. 

Gobi-Altai aimag is the only aimag in which all the Gobi Great Six animals inhabit such as 20 per cent of Przewalski’s wild horses, 90 percent of Mazaalai, 80 per cent of Bactrian Camel, over 80 per cent of Saiga Antelope. 


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