Herders support the idea of pastureland use fee
In collaboration with other parties, WWF-Mongolia organized a meeting "Let’s listen to Herders" in November 2018 in several soums of Khovd and Gobi-Altai province of the Altai Sayan Ecoregion. The meeting was held as a mutual exchange and discussion form which enabled participants to express their interest and speak openly. During the meeting, a survey has been conducted and over 70% of herders supported the idea to pay a fee for pasture.
"Having a large number of livestock creates pastureland degradation. Therefore, it is important to use pastureland for optimal policy and by quota. It is also important to pay a certain amount of fee for pasture use, "said herders. The majority of herders support accountability of pastureland, therefore, a working group to develop a procedure has been established. It is planned that a fund will be established with the paid tax and it will be spend on pasture improvement.