Onon River kept from the risk of pollution | WWF

Onon River kept from the risk of pollution



Posted on 19 July 2017
WWF-Mongolia has been actively involved in initiating this decision, where it was appreciated by locals.
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The Government of Mongolia has just made a decision to abolish the license of "U and B", gold mining company in the area of the Onon River, head of the Amur River. The company was causing pollution in the river and changed the river flow direction without authorization. If this situation had lasted longer, Onon River was at risk of pollution and reduction of water level where thousands of people and animals live on it.  
WWF-Mongolia has been actively involved in initiating this decision, where it was appreciated by locals. Moreover, WWF-Mongolia has successfully organized community-based trainings to ensure that citizens are aware of environmental management plans and legislation within the framework of EU financed project "Strengthen public participation in mining investment planning". As a result, local residents and non-governmental organizations introduced the factual facts about the illegal activities of "U and B" company and decision-makers set specific requirements which resulted in the Onon River's survival. WWF-Mongolia is committed to increasing the participation of stakeholders in the decision making process and contributing to the healthy and safe environment of citizens.
 
WWF-Mongolia has been actively involved in initiating this decision, where it was appreciated by locals.
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