National wildlife crossing standards to be implementedEnvironment
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Ministry of Road and Transport Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism has developed the national standards for wildlife crossings ‘MNS 6515:2015 Passages for wild ungulates along the highways and railways in steppe and gobi areas’ and ‘MNS 6735:2018 Mountain crossings for wildlife migration routes. General requirements’.
The development of a standard design for the wildlife crossings is currently underway to include it in road and railroad construction projects in the future. As part of the project, Ulaanbaatar Railway JSC issued a temporary regulation and the railway fences that serve the purpose of ensuring railroad transport safety have been opened in three locations with the highest rate of wildlife movement to be assessed for suitability.