Eco club students’ successful field trip | WWF

Eco club students’ successful field trip



Posted on 03 October 2019
During this trip, students observed about 5 species of over 200 water birds.
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Eco club students went for a field trip to the lake Binder of Khurkh-Khuiten Valley on June 1, 2019 with a support from WWF-Mongolia. During their first trip, students have observed 6 species of water birds and rebuilt the fenced area of the lake head water. The second trip was organized on 22 September 2019 at the wetland of lake Binder, which is a main breeding area for water birds. During this trip, students observed about 5 species of over 200 water birds.
One thing that caught the attention of the students was the fence protecting the lake. The children clarified from the local herders why the fence was breaking up, and how the fence protects the lake effectively. "Fencing the lake increases the water level. But we need to build a more durable fence, and the existing fence is collapsing because of a herd of livestock" said the herders. According to the eco club students, there are a large number of dogs around the lake Binder which belong to the herders. The dogs are danger to the water bird eggs destruction. Therefore, herders agreed to raise awareness for this problem. Also, the lake security guard is to be chosen after a survey among herders.
The eco club students did not just observe, but they developed a curriculum named “Lake birds” and the eco club’s annual work plan. Furthermore, the crane conservation program will be extended to peer groups.
During this trip, students observed about 5 species of over 200 water birds.
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