Agreement on having a procedure for pastureland use
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.