Mobile anti-poaching units
These are responsible for the territories of Uvs, Khovd and Gobi-Altai Khentii aimags (provinces) and aim to protect biodiversity, species and flora, and to fight against illegal hunting and the trade of wildlife.
MAPU have been given the full authority of the State Inspectors for action against all illegal activities, including poaching.
Mobile Anti-Poaching Unit objectives:
- Reduce and eliminate illegal activities in the region and strengthen environmental inspection and supervision;
- Increase participation of local administration and local communities in conservation by supporting informants/volunteers and providing them with incentives and telecommunication means;
- Survey and analysis of poaching, and assessment of economic returns from wildlife and wildlife products.