Video: Working Towards Water Security in Mongolia
Listen to what the 97-year old herder Mr Tseren Dashtseren has witnessed over the last half century in the Eastern Steppe of Mongolia. Herders like him will, with support from this project, devise ways to cope with environmental change in this region; they will work to determine how pasture management affects water availability and quality, and what they can do to secure essential water and pasture resources for generations to come. By reviving their centuries-old nomadic tradition, herders will develop techniques to rotate their herds so that pastureland is conserved, sufficient crops can grow, and precious water is protected. Pilot initiatives for regenerating forest and grasslands, and protecting water sources will be established for expansion in other areas of the country to help people benefit from the support that biodiversity can provide.