ECOSERVE

Strictly Protected Territory Of The Ulaansky Taiga" - UTSPA (Mongolia)

ECOSERVE

Strictly Protected Territory Of The Ulaansky Taiga" - UTSPA (Mongolia)

The administration of UTSPA was established to promote the ecological sustainability of the Darkhad Basin, to preserve the ecosystem and the sustainable biodiversity, to support the development of natural tourism based on lifestyle, livelihoods and customs. According to the official document of NoA-416 by the Minister of Nature and the Environment, the was established in 29th of November 2011. The Ulaan Taiga State Protected Areas consists of the following PAs: Khoridol Saridag National Park, Ulaan Taiga National Park and Tengis-Shishged National Conservation Park which includes 2 National Parks and 1 National Conservation Park.

The Administration of Ulaan Taiga State Protected Area of Khuvsgul (UTSPA) located in Ulaan Uul sum, Tugul 5rd bag, Khuvsgul province, Mongolia.

Khoridol Saridag NP’s mission is to preserve the High Mountain landscapes, ecosystem balance and biodiversity, especially the Argali sheep’s population. The Ulaan Taiga National Park is one of the oldest ancient ice creeks, the high mountain ecosystems with abundant fresh water reserves and the Tengis-Shishgul’s river basin with unique landscapes and unspoiled landscapes.

Because, almost 5468 forest fires have occurred in area of 11 million hectares of forest and 96.8 million hectares of pasture land during the past 30 years between 1986 to 2016. Around 176 fires per year defect the ecological damage of 11.1 billion tugrugs. Due to this big environment damage, the annual meeting of working group for fire protection of Forest is organized by the Mongolian and Russian Federation.

39 staffs and members are employed in UTSPA, 30 of them are rangers who have to cover with their activities a vast area and it is difficult to control. In Mongolia, 96% of the forest fires are caused by the humans. Therefore, we would like to cooperate with universities and non-governmental organizations in capacity building of human resource in PAs management.

ECOSERVE

Strictly Protected Territory Of The Ulaansky Taiga" - UTSPA (Mongolia)

Changes in ecosystems related to climate change, global warming, mining industry, crop policy and open trade with foreign countries, human-induced illegal hunting, indirect impacts on genetic diversity in Mongolia are increasing. The number of ecological crimes such as violation of hunting, environmental pollution, soil and water pollution, violation of water legislation, illegal finding for minerals has been steadily growing between 1996 to 2016.

ECOSERVE

Strictly Protected Territory Of The Ulaansky Taiga" - UTSPA (Mongolia)

UTSPA is managing the territory of Bayanzurkh, Renchinlkhumbe, Tsagaan Nuur and Ulaan uul soums of Khuvsgul province, with approximately 15 300 residents in these soums. About 30% of the country population lives below the poverty level. Ecological crime is often caused by unemployment, poverty and poor ecological education. For example, the illegal collection of nuts from cedar wood of rare plant in before growing will give a negative impact on the environment. Total area of Mongolia’s cedar forests is 683.9 hectares and they are steadily being lost.

Through implementing the new ECOSERVE Master Program, future PAs employees will able to get new insight and knowledge and skills to effectively work on the preservation of protected areas. Also, it will affect to the current employer’s education through by the graduators. The administration of UTSPA will offer placements for practical training and internship program for MSc students.

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Based on all above reasons, we would like to improve the environment protection for the Special Protected Area based on the environmental education of the companies, organizations, public.

Координатор проекта в УЦПА

Director Mr. Tumursukh Jal

phone: +976 99490051

Ulaantaiga.2019@gmail.com