Automatic camera research is being conducted in Khar Yamaat Nature Reserve
Forty automatic cameras were installed.
Khar Yamaat Nature Reserve is a protected area inhabited by a wide range of wildlife, including red deer, roe deer, wolf, lynx, and Pallas cat. Forty automatic cameras were installed to determine the location, numbers, and movements of these animals in the protected area, as well as to determine the impact of domestic animals on wildlife spatial distribution. The research is started in January 2020, by WWF-Mongolia experts in collaboration with Khar Yamaat Nature Reserve rangers and research students. Automatic cameras will be stationed throughout a year for research. According to the experts, they observed 16 roe deers, 2 wolves and 3 eagles during a camera trap installation in January.
In addition, WWF-Mongolia has been responsible for the management of the Khar Yamaat Nature Reserve since 2014 under an agreement with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the administrations of Khentii and Sukhbaatar provinces.