Applaud Conservation Efforts in Mongolia

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Target: Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia

Goal: Support the protection of grasslands in Mongolia.

The Nature Conservancy has been working for four years with the government of Mongolia to preserve essential habitats. Finally, the government has set aside 3.7 million acres of land to be officially protected. This action by the government marks a significant conservation effort in Mongolia, and should be commended.

The Nature Conservancy’s team worked tirelessly with local districts and provinces to select lands for protection that would be most beneficial to preserve the ecosystem as well as the culture of Mongolia. As a rapidly developing country, it’s important that their conservation efforts reflect the history of the area and ensure that the grasslands will be retained in the future.

According to an interview with Enkhtuya Oidov, the director of the Nature Conservancy’s Mongolia program, “the government’s committed to protecting places like Undurkhaan Mountain, Khangal Lake and part of the Sixty Kettles area. All of these are historically and ecologically important pieces of eastern Mongolia. They’ve been a home to nomadic herders since long before Genghis Khan, and the land and the people have long maintained a mutually beneficial relationship.”  The lands they chose together with the Mongolian government represent key areas for local wildlife as well as local citizens. Sign the petition to show your support for these thoughtful conservation efforts.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj,

Recently, you and your government chose to preserve 3.7 million acres of grassland throughout the Mongolian countryside. I would like to fully congratulate you on this excellent decision. I fully support and appreciate all the hard work between you and the Nature Conservancy that went into the planning and I hope that this conservation effort has the long-lasting effect that you have planned for it.

The areas you have chosen to protect, including Undurkhaan Mountain, Khangal Lake and the Sixty Kettles area, carry heavy significance to the wildlife and citizens that live near or around them. By protecting the future of these areas, you are also responsible for protecting the future of the creatures and humans residing in their midst. Congratulations on this shining achievement for ecology. I hope to see similar action in the future.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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