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Can Mongolia’s Argali sheep survive?

Argali can weigh up to 400 pounds, which makes them roughly twice the size of North American bighorn sheep. With a light brown coat, the animals are known for their impressive, spiraling horns—an Argali ram’s corkscrew horns can grow up

All flights at Chinggis Khaan International Airport postponed

Heavy rain delayed all MIAT flights at Chinggis Khaan International airport on Sunday (16 May). The flights to Seoul, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, Moscow, Berlin and Busan have been delayed for over ten hours.

The torrential rain caused other problems: some

‘Ug’ and the Mongolian media revolution

There are currently 127 cable TV channels, nearly 100 sites and nine daily newspapers actively operating in Mongolia. These are very high figures when one considers that  market is three million people – far less, in fact, when one deducts

Flying over the Ulaanbaatar traffic

Traffic has been one of the biggest causes of stress in the Mongolian capital. The country, about three times larger than France and almost as large as Queensland in Australia, has a population of just three million; the related density

Asian Buddhist Peace Conference to take place in Ulaanbaatar

The Gandantegchinlen Monastery is preparing to host Asian Buddhist Peace Conference on 21 June. A total of 500 delegates from 30 countries are expected to visit Mongolia for the conference. The event will take place at the newly constructed Battsagaan

Winners of Sukhbaatar Square design contest named

On 15 May, the mayor of Ulaanbaatar announced a design contest for the development of the 2.5 hectares of land at the south end of Sukhbaatar Square. Earlier today, the winners of the contest have been named. The design idea

Making the deadly UB-Darkhan highway safe

The modernisation of the highway connecting Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia, to Darkhan, a city near the Russian border, has just begun. The Asian Development Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have financed a total

Mongolian Bankhar Dogs return to herders

“These are the dogs that could stop Mongolian grasslands turning to desert,” say the directors of Mongolian Bankhar Dog Project. The bankhar, a guard-dog, is being reintroduced to protect livestock from predators and remove herders’ incentive to keep more animals