Our geographical focus
2 Priority Geographic Regions for WWF Mongolia Conservation Effort
Ecosystem conservation – WWF-Mongolia supports sustainable management of critical ecosystems such as freshwater and boreal forest both at local and transboundary levels on the base of community based natural resource management. An integrated water resource management, water stewardship standards, an adaptive economic benefit for vulnerable communities and activities in sustainable eco-tourism development in an integrated way including pasture, freshwater, wildlife and forest sectors are on-going issues of priority to maintain ecosystem functions.
Protected Area Network – WWF-Mongolia continues to address national interests, by supporting the Mongolian Government’s commitment to conserve 30% of its territory with unique landscapes, ecological processes and endangered species for future generations. Thus, WWF-Mongolia supports increasing or extending the protected areas and also continues to work on strengthening management of existing protected areas in the field of development of conservation planning (Conservation action planning-CAP/Miradi), monitoring and assessment (locally adopted Management effectiveness tracking tool-METT) and wildlife monitoring technique (Biodiversity monitoring and online database system - Biosan) at local and transboundary PAs.
Public awareness – WWF-Mongolia implements a multi-year and nationwide awareness and education campaigns influencing individual behaviors and social norms. In order to effectively raise awareness, WWF-Mongolia carries out surveys that target the identification and assessment of overall public conception. Educating public and raising awareness has been integral part of WWF-Mongolia’s mission through an activities including a set of complex measures addressing the multiple dimensions of conservation issues, thus we offer knowledge that encourage for positive attitude and practice changes.
Education for sustainable development – WWF-Mongolia works towards promoting knowledge and education for sustainable natural resources use and conservation. Within this connection, WWF-Mongolia supports and pilots education for sustainable development (ESD) approach in the country since 2004 and at the present time there are 16 pilot schools in the Altai-Sayan and Amur-Heilong ecoregions Mongolia parts. The pilot schools are promoting ESD in very concrete terms and adapted to local needs within “whole school” context.
WWF-Mongolia developed several curriculum and handbooks for teacher and pupils for integrating ESD principles in close collaboration with the respective aimag’s education departments.