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2019/02/22

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Snowless dzud threatens Mongolian nomadic families

The administrations of Mongolia’s 21 provinces have reported that winter preparation is nearly 90 percent completed. However, less snow has fallen than usual this winter which has caused a ‘dry dzud’ in some parts of the country. Severe winters that

Mongolia needs to cut number of livestock

According to a government report, it is estimated that almost 80 million livestock roam the Mongolian steppe. They have reduced the variety of vegetation and degraded 70% of the pastoral land.  Every year, Mongolia emits 34 million tonnes of greenhouse

13 killed in road accidents during Tsagaan Sar

Mongolians celebrated the traditional holiday of Lunar New Year (Tsagaan Sar) from 4th to 10th of February. At this time of the year, thousands of Mongolians are on the move – travelling across the country to share the festivity with

Back to school after ‘very’ long winter break

Mongolian pupils returned to school today (11 February) after a long winter vacation which had been extended due to an outbreak of flu and the serious air-pollution in the capital Ulaanbaatar. Former Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Sports Ts.Tsogzolmaa

Former Justice Minister and his younger brother released on bail

Former Justice Minister D.Dorligjav and his younger brother D.Baatar were released on bail today (February 1st).

Both had been arrested by Anti-Corruption agents on January 7th and had their houses searched for evidence by the police.

When he was working as the

52 Mongolian children injured after falling off horses

According to data from the National Trauma Research Centre, a total of 52 children have been injured from falling off or being thrown from horses since January 1st, 2019.  Two of them were child jockeys and others were animal herders. 

70 percent of Mongolian grazing lands degraded

Essential to the economy and national identity of Mongolia, the grasslands are under increasing threat from overgrazing and climate change. Multiple studies over the past decade have shown that the once lush Mongolian steppe, which is an expanse twice the

Mongolia to spend USD 56.3 million for food program

The Mongolian government has adopted a national program to ensure the supply of safe and healthy food products to the population.

As part of the government’s goal to become a food-exporting country, the national program “Healthy Food, Healthy Mongolia” aims to