Khuvsgul Lake designated as Biosphere ReserveEnvironment
Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. The 34th International Co-ordinating
Council of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme taking place in
Paris on June 13-17 has approved the designation of Khuvsgul Lake as new
Biosphere Reserve to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves.
As a result, the number of Mongolian biosphere reserves designated
in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves has reached eight; Great Gobi
Biosphere Reserve /designated in 1990/, Bogd Khan Uul Biosphere Reserve /1996/,
Uvs Nuur Basin Biosphere Reserve /1997/, Hustai Nuruu Biosphere Reserve /2002/,
Dornod Mongol Biosphere Reserve /2005/, Mongol Daguur Biosphere Reserve /2007/
and Toson-Khulstai Biosphere Reserve /2020/ as well as Uvs Lake Depression
Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Mongolia-Russian Federation) designated in 2021.
A status of Biosphere Reserve will increase the international importance of the area and contribute to the conservation and sustainable development of the lake.