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“Taimen Day” was informative for local communities

The participants also actively participated in the Q&A competition on Taimen and other game fish species. All the materials presented and the competition were much interesting and informative for the participants.

At initiative of WWF-Mongolia, a campaign for Taimen conservation has been successfully implemented in Onon River Basin since 2010.  A purpose of this event is to increase the involvement of local communities in conservation activities through increasing awareness ​​and significance of Taimen (Hucho taimen) in the basin, which is a headwater of the Amur River. This year's event was organized in six soums in Onon River Basin in June 2022 in collaboration with WWF-Mongolia, Onon River Fishing Club, Onon Ulz ​​River Basin Administration and Onon Balj National Park and more than 400 people participated.  Eco-club members were also active in organization of the event. During the "Taimen Day", promotional materials about Taimen value and significance were presented for the participants.  The participants also actively participated in the Q&A competition on Taimen and other game fish species. All the materials presented and the competition were much interesting and informative for the participants.  Elementary school children drew Taimen with details of its body parts and structure.  
A presentation-discussion on a book “Taimen-Wonder of Fresh Water” was an interesting part of the event, where the participants were given with details on Taimen is the endangered fish species that must be protected, the eco-club members said.  WWF-Mongolia helps the locals, who used to illegally fish, join a club, where they take part in conservation measures. This effort has been showing good results and the locals are keen to cooperate in conservation activities.
  
This year’s event was jointly organized by WWF Mongolia, Wild Animal Research and Conservation Centre, and local authorities and park rangers in Eastern Mongolia.

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