The Government of Mongolia has approved the inscribe of 22 landscapes for national protected areas
Government of Mongolia approved the draft legislation of "Inscribing 22 landscapes for national protected areas" and submitting them to the Parliament. According to the legislation, 22 areas will be taken into state protection. Based on the findings of local residents, soum Citizens' Representative Khurals and scientists, these sites have been designated for state protection. WWF-Mongolia has actively cooperated with other parties on this subject. In recent years, environmental degradation and natural resource depletion have been increasing as a result of climate change and adverse human impacts. Therefore, it is necessary to extend the network of protected areas to preserve natural state, ecological balance, and restore natural resources.
Additionally, as of 2016, 36.4% of total protected areas of Mongolia were established thanks to WWF-Mongolia’s support.