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Agreement on having a procedure for pastureland use



Posted on 10 April 2017
Another important issue addressed by the participants was the pastureland, where rotational or seasonal use is still lacking.
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For effective environmental conservation efforts, partnership and cooperation between local communities and organizations is important.  Therefore, the Governor’s Administration Office of Bayan-Ovoo soum of Khentii aimag organized an event “Partnership-2017” on March 24, 2017 to expand cooperation with environmental conservation organizations in the soum and have a common understanding among the local parties.  This type of event was first organized for the soum. It was attended by 22 individuals including rangers of Khar Yamaat NR, specialists of WWF Mongolia, and representatives from eight mining and exploration companies running their operations in the soum’s territory. 
During the meeting, the participants highlighted the importance of cooperation and partnership in particular, in development of responsible mining addressed at the mining companies locally operating. Under this discussion, the Bayan-Ovoo soum authorities have agreed to sign MoU for cooperation with each of the eight mining companies operating within the soum’s territory.  Either, environmental conservation organizations also agreed to cooperate with them. Another important issue addressed by the participants was the pastureland, where rotational or seasonal use is still lacking. To solve this problem, the soum decided to have a procedure for pastureland use.
In addition, WWF Mongolia is delegated with main responsibilities of the Administration for Khar Yamaat Nature Reserve (NR) in accordance with the agreement made with the Ministry of Environment and Green Development and the authorities of Khentii and Sukhbaatar Aimags. Some parts of Bayan-Ovoo soum territory are included in the NR.         
 
Another important issue addressed by the participants was the pastureland, where rotational or seasonal use is still lacking.
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