Sukhbaatar province to establish a Sub-commission on Prevention of Environmental Crimes
The participants discussed achievements and challenges of the Sub-commission on Prevention of Environmental Crimes of Khentii province and other member organizations’ joint efforts. Additionally, the parties agreed that particular attention should be paid to reducing illegal hunting and poaching. They mentioned there is a need for specific planning in this area, as the Eastern region is the main gazelle habitat area and the exposure to illegal hunting is not decreasing.
Experts from WWF-Mongolia emphasized that mitigation of environmental crime requires coordination of the Eastern provinces. The parties support the idea and agreed to develop a cooperative plan. Also, Sukhbaatar province planned to establish a Sub-commission on Prevention of Environmental Crimes in the near future.