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China-Financed Hydroelectric Power Plant Faces Popular Opposition in Mongolia
August 24, 2022

China-Financed Hydroelectric Power Plant Faces Popular Opposition in Mongolia

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Critics say the Erdeneburen hydroelectric power plant, which will be Mongolia’s largest, risks devastating crucial wetlands.

Why Was the UN Secretary General Planting Trees in Mongolia?
August 11, 2022

Why Was the UN Secretary General Planting Trees in Mongolia?

By Julian Dierkes and Jangar Tsembel
Antonio Guterres' participation in a tree-planting ceremony was a high-profile boost for the Mongolian government's One Billion Trees campaign.
Mongolia’s ‘1 Billion Tree’ Movement
June 14, 2022

Mongolia’s ‘1 Billion Tree’ Movement

By Bolor Lkhaajav
The policy was launched to much fanfare, but can the participants follow through on their commitments?

Dilemma of the Sacred Lands: Preserving Mongolia’s Ovoos
May 06, 2022

Dilemma of the Sacred Lands: Preserving Mongolia’s Ovoos

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Amid Mongolia's mining boom, cultural sites such as ovoos (cairns) need special protection.

What COP26’s Shift Away From Coal Means for Mongolia
November 16, 2021

What COP26’s Shift Away From Coal Means for Mongolia

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Coal-based economies like Mongolia will need a rewiring of climate finance to make a transition to clean energy possible.

COVID-19 and Cashmere: Rethinking One of Mongolia’s Largest Industries
May 27, 2020

COVID-19 and Cashmere: Rethinking One of Mongolia’s Largest Industries

By Jacob Hafey
The current stagnation of the market has created a window to ensure that cashmere production can continue without ruining the land.

Drones and Beavers: A Watershed Moment for Mongolia’s Park Rangers 
November 13, 2019

Drones and Beavers: A Watershed Moment for Mongolia’s Park Rangers 

By Michelle Tolson
Mongolia’s rangers work hard, in sometimes difficult conditions, to protect the country’s natural landscapes and wildlife.
Mining Licenses, Snow Leopards, and a Mysterious Death
February 22, 2016

Mining Licenses, Snow Leopards, and a Mysterious Death

By Michelle Tolson
A Mongolian conservationist is found dead and his family wants answers.

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