Biodiversity to be conserved with participation of locals

2020-03-31 15:19:42

Khovd/MONTSAME/. An implementation of a project ‘Biodiversity and adaptation to climate change’ officially started in Khovd aimag.

On March 28, a team of experts led by ECO Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) Hartmut Abberger worked in Khovd aimag. During the visit, the team held a meeting with local authorities, exchanging views on the actions to be implemented within the project, attentive issues and responsibilities and duties of the parties of the project.  

‘Biodiversity and adaptation to climate change’ is a development project being implemented through the kfW Development Bank in accordance with the Financial Cooperation Agreement between the Government of Mongolia and the Federal Republic of Germany.

With total funding of 32.5 million Euros, the project will be implemented for six years until February 2027 in Uvs, Khovd, Gobi-Altai, Bayan-Ulgii and Bayankhongor aimags.  

With a decision to involve 17 soums of Khovd aimag in the project, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat, project manager of German Credit Institute for Reconstruction (KfW) Nina Otto, and governors of the aimags in 2019.

The purpose of the project is to strengthen the management of Protected Area Network (including the buffer zones and future ecological corridors) of Mongolia, the conservation of biodiversity  at the same time improving the livelihood of local people.