Mongolian gazelle migrate across the border
Moreover, we are studying Mongolian gazelle movement and habitat preference by satellite tracking collars on 34 individuals of Mongolian gazelle in 2016 and 2017. As of December 2018, 21 individuals are live and 4 individuals were poached. Study results confirmed that the migration of Mongolian gazelle in trans-boundary areas are severely restricted by border fences, yet, border crossing still happening between damaged fences. Over the course of this period, three collared Mongolian gazelles migrated across Russia and two returned to Mongolia after a certain period of time. The one who stayed is wintering in Russia. Another collared gazelle migrated across the border to China on January 14, 2018, where it stayed for 2 months until its death. The results of this study show that gazelles are not only wondering in Mongolia but also migration to neighboring countries are not uncommon. There is a need for joint action to facilitate free movement of Mongolian gazelle along state borders and eliminate a death of Mongolian gazelle tangled by border fences.