Transboundary protected areas agreed to be built

2018-11-14 13:46:28

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The 8th meeting of the Mongolia-Russia joint commission on Environmental Protection was held at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia on November 8-10. State Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism Ts.tsengel and Acting Head of Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources Amirkhan Amirkhanov co-chaired the meeting at which a decision to jointly count the population of argali (wild sheep) around the border area of Altai Mountains was made.

It is estimated that there currently are 4872 heads of argali in the border areas between Mongolia and Russia, of which 3380 are in Mongolia and 1295 in Russia. More accurate numbers are expected from the count.

Furthermore, the two countries have prior established the Mongol Daguur strictly protected area. Thus, the sides agreed to build more trans-boundary protected areas at specific places including Tunka-Khuvsgul and Siilkhem - Saylyugem.