A Field Guide to the Birds of Mongolia

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From its boreal forest to steppes which once trembled under the hooves of Genghis Khan’s hordes, and from the Gobi Desert to the Altai Mountains, Mongolia is still wild, sparsely populated country where you may consider searching for Altai Snowcock , Demoiselle and White-naped Cranes , Pallas’s Fish Eagle , Oriental Plover , Relict Gull , Pallas’s Sandgrouse or the Henderson’s Ground Jay. The post A Field Guide to the Birds of Mongolia appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Ulan Bator: a green pioneer in Mongolia

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Ulan Bator: a green pioneer in Mongolia

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5 Life-Changing Lessons I Learned From Reindeer in Mongolia

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5 Life-Changing Lessons I Learned From Reindeer Herders in Mongolia. After a 2-day trek by horseback, with legs so sore I could barely stand, and 10 days without a shower, I had finally arrived at my destination – a remote northern area of Mongolia called The Taiga. My journey to document a modern day […].

Celebrating 5 Years in Mongolia

Conservancy Talk

Charles Bedford , the Regional Managing Director for The Nature Conservancy’s Asia Pacific Region , has been going to Mongolia for many years and we recently caught up with him after his most recent visit to attend the Mongolia Green Development Conference in UlaanBaatar. Conservancy Talk: How has Mongolia changed since the first time you went there? Conservancy Talk: To date, what has been the Conservancy team’s biggest accomplishment or success story in Mongolia ?

Partners Join to Protect Mongolia’s River Wolves

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The taimen fish, Hucho taimen, of Mongolia is the world’s largest member of the salmonoid family. It’s not surprising these huge fish are popular among recreational anglers, who travel to northern Mongolia from all over the world for the opportunity to catch and release them on fishing tours. This summer, the Nature Conservancy lead a community-focused taimen education campaign in northern Mongolia’s Delgermoron-Shishhed River Basin. They call them “river wolves.”

Can Drones Help Monitor Vultures on Mongolia’s Eastern Steppe?

Nature Conservancy - Science

But that may change thanks to unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, which Conservancy scientists are testing as a new tool to monitor Cinereous Vulture populations in Mongolia’s Kherlen Toono Uul Nature Reserve. In Mongolia, Cinereous Vultures cruise across the Eastern Steppe — the world’s largest remaining temperate grassland — where nomadic herders have tended livestock since before the rise of Genghis Khan. The Conservancy in Mongolia.

U.S. Export-Import Bank's Shady Coal Scheme in Mongolia

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This time it’s Rio Tinto’s Oyu Tolgoi gold and copper mine and the associated coal-fired power plant in Mongolia. But in Mongolia, they were already making preparations on the ground for the plant. They traveled to Mongolia and took a tour of the mine with a Rio Tinto official. Once again, U.S. Export-Import Bank (Exim) Chairman Fred Hochberg is using our taxpayer dollars to finance a dangerous fossil fuel project.

Mongolia's Energy Resources Attract Serious Interest

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Mongolia Energy Riches Attract Neighbors and Outside Interests. Pity poor Mongolia, bereft of fiscal resources, caught between the ambitions of its superpower neighbors, Russia and China. Ulaan Bator's situation is akin to interwar Poland, dexterously attempting to reconcile its foreign policy between the USSR's hammer and Nazi Germany's hard place.

Ulan Bator (Mongolia) Creating Giant Ice Shield Against Global Warming

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Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, swings between winter lows of -20C and summer highs of 23C. Bordering a semi-arctic climate of patchy permafrost, it is on average the coldest national capital in the world and experiences only 8.5 inches of precipitation a year. In such a naturally cold and dry environment, variances in rainfall because of climate change could be catastrophic, resulting in floods and washouts or devastating droughts.

Conservation Next? Getting Real about Rural Stewardship

Nature Conservancy - Science

In Mongolia , nomadic herders are improving grassland management patterns and seeing good forage on the vast, open steppe where Saker falcons still soar and takhi , the world’s only wild horses, run free. People and Conservation conservation and development human well-being Kenya mongolia rural conservation rural livelihoods Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Laikipia District, Kenya — a place with an active ranch and wildlife on the same property.

Tracking the Three-Legged Snow Leopard

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Nature Conservancy scientists are collaring snow leopards in western Mongolia to help limit livestock predation and protect these rare cats. From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Camera Traps Mammals Nature + People Research Technology

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Is Cashmere Sustainable?

Conservancy Talk

For its part, Mongolia produces around 3,000 tons each year (although much of this cashmere is smuggled illegally into China, where it’s then exported to world markets). So what: Over the past several decades, increased demand for cashmere led to huge herds of goats in northern China and Mongolia. Between 1992 and 1999, the number of cashmere goats in Mongolia alone double from 5.5 Join the cause and stand with Mongolia.

Photography as a Conservation Science Tool

Nature Conservancy - Science

For example, our Development by Design work in Mongolia has involved using satellite imagery to develop models that predict the nature and quality of habitats in the Eastern Steppe and Gobi Desert. Gobi Desert, Mongolia. Nonetheless the field trips to Mongolia and my attempts to photograph my experiences forced me to understand the challenges the landscape and the people that depend on it face so I could anticipate images that would help tell their story. Fern fronds.

New Chief Operating Officer Lois Quam Chats with Mark Tercek

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Quam: Mongolia. Interviews Uncategorized chief operating officer Climate Change conservation coo green innovation minnesota mongolia women leaders Lois Quam, The Nature Conservancy’s Chief Operating Officer. Photo © Devan King. I’m delighted to welcome Lois Quam to The Nature Conservancy as Chief Operating Officer. Lois joined the Conservancy in early April. She is the former Special Advisor to U.S.

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Don’t Shoot The Saiga

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The saiga, an antelope native to Mongolia and nearby regions, is facing a variety of challenges. But the steppes of Russia, Mongolia, and neighbouring countries is the last refuge of this odd creature. Environment Science & Technology antelope conservation Mongolia saiga Listed as a vulnerable species, the population has been dwindling since the 1980s and the demise of the former Soviet Union. In fact, the drop has been about 95% in the past 20 years.

Tengri Set To Double Numbers of Mongolian Herder Communities Supported through Development of Khangai Noble Yarns

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Tengri, the first British brand and noble yarn technology specialist to introduce Mongolian yak fibres from the Khangai region to the UK market, will contribute significant change for good by addressing the humanitarian crisis on the steppes of Mongolia, as part of its growth phase two. Launching a Crowdcube campaign on 8 th April, Tengri will offer investors a chance to support environmental and social change in rural Mongolia, whilst shaping the future of a directional fashion brand.

My Awesome Inspirational Conservation Mix (Vol 1-Mongolia)

Conservancy Talk

I saw the hit movie Guardians of the Galaxy with my family and it got me thinking about my recent far away trip to western Mongolia. As an idiot who lives on Earth working on conservation, it took a trip to western Mongolia to remind me about the value of inspiration. Immersed in Mongolia’s rich cultural heritage, beautiful landscapes, and spectacular wildlife, it was an awesome mix (and this one dates to way before the hits of the 1970s).

Here Today, Gone To-Marmot

Conservancy Talk

In 2009, The Nature Conservancy in Mongolia identified eight critical grassland species and habitats. Child receiving TNC campaign calendar in Mongolia grasslands. Herder in Mongolia grasslands. Nyamkhand and his wife Borkhuu in Mongolia grasslands. PHOTO CREDIT © Amy Schrei/TNC Community participation is critical for all of the Conservancy’s work in Mongolia. Today, the only key species in decline is the marmot.

Going Gobi

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The Nature Conservancy’s work in Mongolia has centered around creating Ecoregional Assessments (ERAs) to map the areas that are critical for conservation, especially with rapid development, namely mining, impacting the country in every region. This summer, I traveled with a team of Conservancy staff and partners to eastern and southern Gobi provinces in southern Mongolia to share results of the Gobi desert ERA with local governments, NGOs and companies.

Saving the Least Protected Habitat on Earth

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In places like Mongolia, for example, leaders are looking to The Nature Conservancy for help as they pursue economic development in a sustainable way. But Mongolia’s leadership was smart. A boy minding his family’s goats in the grassland steppe of Eastern Mongolia’s Tosonhulstai Nature Reserve. Using smart science and collaboration, we can ensure a sustainable future for both the people and wildlife of Mongolia.

Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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201-400 sp: Madagascar, north African countries; European countries; Asia Minor, Arabian Peninsula, Mongolia. Summer is normally the vacation season, for ordinary tourists at least. Birders follow different patterns of bird migration and their local activities and travel accordingly.

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Going Gobi

Conservancy Talk

The Nature Conservancy’s work in Mongolia has centered around creating Ecoregional Assessments (ERAs) to map the areas that are critical for conservation, especially with rapid development, namely mining, impacting the country in every region. This summer, I traveled with a team of Conservancy staff and partners to eastern and southern Gobi provinces in southern Mongolia to share results of the Gobi desert ERA with local governments, NGOs and companies.

Oriental Plovers

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They breed in the arid inland areas in Mongolia and northern China and then migrate south into coastal parts of south-east Asia and northern Australia. Oriental Plovers Charadrius veredus are a species of shorebird that we see in varying numbers around Broome and they may be on the beach, feeding on insects across the plains or at the ephemeral lakes. During February there have been astonishingly high numbers some years and this has been as a result of insect activity.

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Science: On Earth Day, Hope for a Better Future

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The Nature Conservancy’s Galbadrakh (Gala) Davaa, (on right) Director of Conservation for the Mongolia Program, uses a GPS to show the locations of mines to herder Nanzaddorj Namkhai, (center) a volunteer ranger at the Ugtam Nature Reserve, and a second local herder on left. In Mongolia, for example, The Nature Conservancy worked with the government officials to scientifically analyze the country’s landscapes. The word “science” means many things to different people.

Wishing you a greener holiday!

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Wind Blowing across China's renewable Energy targets

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Most of the new wind capacity will be onshore and most of it will for to inner Mongolia, Hebei and Gansu. China is looking to install as much as 18 GWs of wind-power capacity this year as the world's second-biggest economy continues to diversify its energy resources.

Jalisco, Mexico: a fiesta of quince

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Going green in Malta with new Crystal cruise

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Brown-headed Gull

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The Brown-headed Gull is a bird of Asia, breeding from Turkmenistan to Mongolia, and winters along the coasts of Asia. At the time this post goes live I’ll be wandering around Hong Hong in a bemused state of mind trying to identify not only the native birds but the multitude of other species released by the inhabitants into the area. It’ll allow me to put a good start to this year’s list before the long drought of work starts up.

Jackie Chan Performs at Eco-Event in China

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Chan has been vocal in the past on a number of eco issues throughout Asia, including fighting air pollution in Mongolia or protecting endangered tigers from being hunted. If there’s an eco-centric event going on in China, you can bet that action star Jackie Chan will be there. Chan’s most recent appearance was at the Eco-Forum Global in Guiyang, where he performed with Lucky Seven and talked about protecting the environment.

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Christmas around the World; Russia

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Today, we mean a large, sprawling country bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean on the north, the Pacific Ocean to the east, China and Mongolia to the south, and many of the 14 countries to the west. Christmas around the World; Russia.

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Hawaii's greenest resort

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Go for the green photo: #9

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Central California: 5th annual Earth Day Food & Wine fest

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Honolulu's Halekulani intros 'GMO-free cuisine'

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UN Development Index Needs Overhaul

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“If the UN continues to encourage countries such as Mongolia to aspire to the US lifestyle, we will all be in serious trouble,” writes Chuluun Togtokh, in a World View column in thisweek’s Nature. A Mongolian scientist has called for the United Nations to overhaul its flagship development index, which he says wrongly promotes polluting countries as role models.

The Eagle Huntress–A Film Review

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The Golden Eagle Festival in Olgii (also called Bayan-Ulgii), Mongolia, is full of color and sound. In Act 3, the scene changes from town and crowds to the vast wilderness of far western Mongolia. Hunting in western Mongolia; left to right: Aisholpan’s father, Nurgaiv and Aisholpan and their Golden Eagles. The story behind the film is this: Asher Svidensky, an Israeli photographer, went to western Mongolia to photograph the eagle hunting tradition and found Aisholpan.

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The Most Important Alarm Ever Heard

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In places from drought-stricken Mongolia to flood-stricken Thailand, from fire-ravaged Australia to Himalayan communities threatened by glacial melt, we will hold rallies reminding everyone what has happened Across the planet now we see ever more flooding, ever more drought, ever more storms. People are dying, communities are being wrecked -- the impacts we’re already witnessing from climate change are unlike anything we have seen before.

Go for the green photo: #7

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Green hotel in Greece? No problem…

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When Absent Resources Take A Bite Out of Renewables

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Currently, thanks to environmental regulations in much of the developed world, China is the purveyor of 95 percent of the world’s rare earth minerals, most of them coming from Inner Mongolia. Or How China’s Rare Mineral Crisis Could Take Us Back to the Bad Old Days.

San Francisco to install 5000 electric car chargers

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