Over 70 percent of the territory at dzud risk

2020-01-28 17:09:05

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. According to the National Agency of Meteorology and Environment Monitoring, more than 70 percent of the country’s territory is at risk of dzud disaster. It involves Khovd, Gobi-Altai, Uvurkhangai, Dundgobi, Zavkhan, Arkhangai, Bulgan, Khentii, Sukhbaatar and Dornogobi aimags. It was caused by late summer, exceeded grazing capacity and earlier snow cover. To date, over 40 soums of nine aimags are suffering white dzud (heavy snowfall) and over 50 soums of 16 aimags are under dzud-like situation.

Three soums of Uvs aimag, 12 soums of Zavkhan aimag, four soums of Khuvsgul aimag, one soum of Arkhangai and Selenge aimags respectively have been blanketed with thick snow, causing shortage of grazing area for animals, reported a joint working group of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry, National Emergency Management Agency and State Emergency Commission.