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members of Dulaan Khairkhan Bogd 2(narrow)Project Team

Caroline UptonProject Investigator:

Dr Caroline Upton, University of Leicester (cu5@le.ac.uk)

Dr Upton has been working with herding communities in Mongolia for more than 10 years, with a specific focus on issues of resource management and environmental governance; land tenure; conservation; environmental knowledges and values.

In- Country Partners

Mongolian Society for Range Management (MSRM)

Professor D. Dorligsuren; Dr. D. Ichinkhorloo

MRSM is one of the key organisations in Mongolia working on issues of sustainable resource use and livelihoods, conservation and pasture management. They specialise in work and capacity building with herders’ groups and collaborate with in-country and international academic institutions, donors and in policy makers to facilitate co-realisation of conservation and livelihood goals.

Mongolian Academy of Agricultural Sciences (MAAS) (incorporating Mongolian State University of Agriculture and Centre for Ecosystem Studies)

Professor Nyamaa Nyamsuren (MAAS); Professor Undarmaa Jamsran (CES)

As one of the most prestigious academic organisations in Mongolia MAAS (incorporating MSUA and the Centre for Ecosystem Studies) are a key in-country partner for delivery of expertise in i) agricultural and environmental economics, ii) mapping and analysis of key ecosystem services and iii) biodiversity surveys/ assessments.

Mongolian Nature Protection Civil Movement Coalition (MNPCM)

Head: B. Bayarmaa

One of the key environmental NGOs in Mongolia, MNPCM originated in herder-led struggles against mining encroachment, pollution and environmental degradation. Now united under this increasingly influential umbrella organisation, with an expanded focus on environmental protection, governance, community rights and environmental education across rural Mongolia, They will  i) facilitate community organisation and  participatory, equitable engagement with PES schemes ii) and facilitate their longer term sustainability through local capacity building and education, in conjunction with other project partners. They have particular expertise in environmental and community aspects of mining impacts, critical contemporary issues in rural Mongolia.


Dogsum leader of Ikh Am heseg Undurshireet with Professor Dorligsuren of MSRM

Ganaa, Bogd soum Governor

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