A biotechnical measure has been taken for wildlife
According to the wildlife specialists and other participants, they put 6.4 tones of salt and one tone of wheat and barley for wildlife in the points.
Last summer, it rained less and consequently, grass growth was less within most areas in Mongolia. This uncomfortable condition would lead to shortage and scarcity of natural hays for wildlife, in particular herbivores in this winter. Such conditions often require biotechnical measures for survivability of wild species. Therefore, Onon Balj National Park (OBNP) Administration in cooperation with soums’ rangers, Bag Governors, and local residents took a biotechnical measure for wildlife in 34 designated points within the NP’s buffer zone in November, 2017. According to the wildlife specialists and other participants, they put 6.4 tones of salt and one tone of wheat and barley for wildlife in the points. The biotechnical measure was funded by Khentii aimag government from the natural resource use payments and fees. This funding was the first attempt for the local government. Overall, these types of payments and fees are rarely re-distributed to local governments to be spent for conservation purposes due to multiple “reasons”. Highlighting the funding from the local government for the biotechnical measure, local specialists and officers are sure that the natural resource use payments and fees will be fully spent for nature and wildlife conservation in the nearest future.