Our organization works in the South and South-east Gobi since 2008, in partnership with the local Community of our study area.
Our work consist of:
Our scientific team conduct research on the ecology of the Mongolian khulan and on interactions between this species and the other species living in the Gobi Desert.
We also create partnership with other research teams on several aspects on biodiversity and on ecology of the Mongolian khulan and other Gobi wildlife.
We involve Mongolian locals (herders, Buddhist monks, protected areas rangers …) as Citizen scientists and as guardians of the Gobi wildlife. We provide them with scientific training and support as they live in the Gobi Desert all year round and directly depend on a healthy ecosystem to survive.
We believe that they can also provide an invaluable contribution to the long-term success of wildlife and the Gobi ecosystem protection.
We organize - in partnership with locally based travel agencies - wildlife observation and Citizen science expeditions in our study areas.
These expeditions are organized in order to provide support to the families we work with and to provide support to our research and conservation activities as well.
In order to raise local and international awareness to environment protection, or team did create different educational resources (such as a bilingual children's book) and also conduct educational conservation activities.
All our actions include approaches to reinforce links between Mongolian culture and traditions with protection of the Mongolian khulan and the Gobi ecosystem.