Experts on geese from around the world convene in Mongolia Scientists specialized in goose ecology from Asia, Europe, and North America gathered in Mongolia for the 20th meeting of the Goose Specialist Group of IUCN Species Survival Commission. It was an important international meeting to provide a platform for researchers to discuss scientific questions concerning geese, to identify new approaches towards species and habitat conservation, and to promote strong international collaboration.
Historic Agreement Signed to Manage Vital Grasslands and Wetlands in the Khurk-Khuiten Nature Reserve of Mongolia A landmark deal was signed to transfer the management responsibility of the newly established Khurkh and Khuiten Nature Reserve to our team. Our team will be using a participatory management approach that ensures collaboration with local herders and authorities to manage this import reserve with rich habitats, cranes and other wildlife.
First GPS tracking study of the Dalmatian Pelican in East Asia GPS tracking of highly threatened Dalmatian Pelicans in East Asia reveals some amazing journeys along the flyway. We very much hope that this study will lead to population recovery of this subpopulation in East Asia.
Bromadiolone related non-target poisoning of Demoiselle Cranes in Mongolia The risk of accidentally poisoning non-target wildlife is a less spoken environmental problem in Mongolia. Birds often become the victim of such non-target poisoning. Recently an incident that involved an agricultural chemical called - Bromadiolone - killed Demoiselle cranes and Ruddy Shelducks in central Mongolia.
A new crane species recorded for Mongolia Recently, a young Black-necked crane was photographed in Mongolia making everybody to wonder how this bird arrived here.
Nomadic Expeditions launches conservation partnership to protect golden eagles and support Mongolia’s cultural heritage We are partnering with the Nomadic Expeditions, the award-winning eco-tourism company, and the Peregrine Fund, a worldwide known raptor conservation organization, to protect the golden eagles and preserve our cultural heritage in Mongolia.
The shocking effects of power distribution on Saker Falcons in the Mongolian steppes Young falcons are particularly susceptible to electrocution. Also the sex of electrocuted adult Sakers suggests a possible male-biased sex ratio among adult Saker Falcons in Mongolia. Consequently, the electrocution threatens the long term survival of the species in one of its last remaining strongholds.
Mongolia's young but burgeoning bird ringing stations Our biologists are building a network of bird ringing stations in the country. We believe there is a huge potential for this network of ringing stations to contribute to science, conservation, and society in Mongolia.
Researchers to discuss future of Anatidae species in East Asia During last 3 years, since the First International Symposium on Developing Effective Coordinated Monitoring of East Asia Waterbirds in the 21st Century was held in 2017, in Hulun Lake National Nature Reserve, Inner Mongolia, China, researchers have deployed over 2600 GPS trackers to advance our knowledge on migratory waterbirds in East Asia. It is a marvelous collaborative effort led by and executed by dedicated group of scientists in East Asia.
Electrocution on medium voltage powerlines Thousands of birds of prey including the iconic saker falcons are electrocuted across Mongolia on powerlines. Researchers fight to stop the killing and find solution
Mongolia's contribution to save white-naped cranes in Asia The Mongolian government has designated the Khurkh and Khuiten River Valleys as a national-level Nature Reserve. This new Nature Reserve will cover a 193,592-hectare area. The site is home to several species of cranes including the White-naped cranes.
Cuckoos - the ambassadors for science and environmental education Five cuckoos were fitted with transmitters in Khurkh Valley. The birds have been named by local schools who will follow “their” birds to learn about the migration route and wintering grounds of cuckoos.
Water saving experiences from arid regions in US might help Mongolia WSCC ecologist Vandandorj Sumiya attended the International Watershed seminar which was held in Arizona, USA in April 2019. This is his records about this training and lessons that he brought back to Mongolia. He hopes that some of the wetland knowledge and experiences can be adopted to wetland management in Mongolia.
Quest for the migration of Mongolian birds Our biologists are advancing bird migration research in Mongolia through use of state-of-art animal tracking technologies and international collaboration.
A magical crane festival with wild bird participation Every summer in June, local people in Mongolia celebrate the harmony between cranes and nomads. Something magic happens.
Mongolia hosts a meeting of crane experts from East Asia All six countries in North East Asia gathered together in Mongolia to finalize white-naped crane conservation strategy.
Bats in the steppe may need more water Bat conservation is at a very early stage in Mongolia due to a lack of capacity, the necessary basic ecological knowledge, and limited awareness of bats. Our initial fieldwork convinced us that the bats of the steppes habitat require particular attention in Mongolia because increasingly frequent droughts and the looming specter of global warming could have a devastating impact.
Crane experts visit northeast Mongolia In summer of 2012, a group of crane experts and conservationists from North America and Europe visited Mongolian northeast to help us to carry out field surveys and public awareness activities on white-naped cranes. The visit was organized with the support from the International Crane Foundation led by the co-founder Dr. George Archibald.
Mongolia’s heaviest flying bird undertakes a long migration A team of researchers from the USA and Mongolia deployed satellite transmitters to monitor the movement of female Great Bustards captured at their breeding sites in northern Mongolia.
Global Experts Fly In To Save Asia’s Biggest Bird The Asian population has declined in recent years and it is now thought that there are fewer than 2,500 individual birds left. The reasons for the decline include illegal hunting, changes in agriculture and the dangers posed by electric power lines. Experts from Central and East Asia and Europe convene for a meeting in Mongolia to develop action plans to save the species.