Mongolia declares 2024 Year of Gobi Bear Protection www.akipress.com
The management team of Ministry of Environment and Tourism met with the researchers led by T. Odbayar and exchanged views on the conservation of Gobi bears, the UB Post reports.
The experts of the Ministry said they are receiving and consolidating proposals for the approval of the government's resolution to reduce the problems faced by the living environment of wild animals, to expand their habitat, to ensure the sustainable growth of the population, and to make them known at the national and international levels.
2024 is declared as the "Year of Mazaalai Protection" by the order of the Minister of Environment and Tourism. 1 billion tugriks have been budgeted for the protection of Gobi bears next year. The work of developing a plan for the protection of the animals has also been started.
It is important to ensure the participation of researchers in the conservation of Gobi bears and to consolidate research and statistics in this area. The parties agreed that there will be conditions for developing a conservation plan based on science. In addition, visiting researcher from Boise State University, USA, T. Odbayar is working in Mongolia with the focus on improving the protection of Gobi bears.