Celebration of nature conservation
Over 100 people participated in the event and public awareness campaign for the significance of protected areas has been organized.
Uriankhai ethnic group lives in Bulgan soum of Bayan-Ulgii province and Munkhkhairkhan soum of Khovd province, which is surrounded by Munkhkhairkhan Mountain of protected area in Altai Sayan region. Uriankhai people traditionally been protecting nature and wildlife from ancient times. Even though the times are changing, they are able to live in a nature friendly way because they did not lose conservation practice. Therefore, WWF-Mongolia initiated an event to promote Uriankhai people’s conservation practice under the name of “Way of conservation" which was held on 7-8 of September, 2018. Over 100 people participated in the event and public awareness campaign for the significance of protected areas has been organized.
It is important for people to live in harmony with nature. This is what elders want from young people in order to live environment friendly way. During the event, the presentation of the experience of sustainable livestock husbandry by Bulgan soum Community based organization was highlighted by participants. Grazing capacity is very important in improving productivity of livestock and improving livelihoods. They raise their number of livestock adapted to the pasture capacity and the timely use of pastureland. The participants of the event were pleased with the idea that herders would continue to organize such events as they exchanged experiences and promoted conservation tradition.