WWF Mongolia opened a grove “Panda”
As of May, 2018, the campaign initiator expanded the planted are with additional six hectares, where pine seedlings were planted. Amongst, the Eastern Regional Office of WWF Mongolia planted five-year old 1200 pine seedlings in 1 ha in a territory of Dadal soum of Khentii aimag for its 10th anniversary in May, 2018. This event was widely involved by local communities and seedlings were planted in a shape of the organization’s logo “Panda”. It was much motivate for other local organizations and entities to have such parks or stands created in their neighborhoods by using their specific identities and logos according to the local people took part in it.
Such park or grove in an identity figure or logo of organization, institution, and business entity will be an important promotional platform either for the organization’s public recognition or for forest conservation simultaneously according to the event participants-representatives. The seedlings and seeds for forestation are supplied by local forest user groups and Onon-Balj National Park Administration.
Interestingly, the campaign “Tree retains water and water retains life” has been initiated with the aim to create a model region for green development through improved livelihoods based on forest conservation and support of environmentally sound green businesses in Onon River basin.