News from Mongolian Environmental group - United Movement of Mongolian Rivers and Lakes

On August 12th, the River Movements had its monthly meeting to discuss action items for the next month which concentrated on the implementation of law to ban mining in river basins passed by the Parliament before the Naadam (July 11). We are working to become members of the working group that includes the Government, two other Parliamentary Standing Committees, the Ministry of Environment and Travel and some other related State bodies. The working group will determine the further implementation of the law and its procedures.

From 17-22 Aug, Mr. Francesco Allegrucci, director of the Living Lakes Italy visited Mongolia with his wife. They travelled Mongolian countryside with Munkhbayar Tsetsegee, head of the Ongi river, environmental group to discuss how Living Lakes network in Italy can partner with Mongolian network of rivers and lakes.

Between the 24th and the 28th of August, G.Bayaraa, head of the Khuder River Movement, D.Ganbold, coordinator of the United Movement of Mongolian Rivers and Lakes (UMMRL), P.Badamdorj, director of the Water Utilization Department, Water Agency, participated in the Living Lakes conference in Ulan-Ude. The conference was organized by the Global Nature Fund, the Baikal Information Center “GRAN”, the “FIRN” club and Baikal Institute of Nature Management. Over 60 participants from Russia, Germany and Mongolia participated in the conference to evaluate their decade long cooperation on Lake Baikal and to identify future activities in the region.

At that conference, Mr.G.Bayaraa and Mr.P.Badamdorj made a joint presentation on partnership between the State and non-governmental organizations to protect water resources in Mongolia”. The Buryatian TV “Vesty” interviewed Mr. D. Ganbold, the coordinator of UMMRL, about the protection of the Selenge River, the biggest river in Mongolia which provides 80 percent of Lake Baikal’s water.

Following are pictures of the event. Picture no.1 Presentation by Bayaraa and Ganbold, delegates from the Mongolian environmental group. Picture no.2 is Participants of the Lake Baikal Conference.
You can contact the Mongolian environmentalists at rivermovements@gmail.com





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