Knowledge on protected areas has increased, the result of yearly campaign



Posted on 20 January 2014  | 
The Mobile Anti-Poaching Unit Irves-5 together with Onon-Balj National Park administration staff have carried out patrolling raids in November 2013.
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The Mobile Anti-Poaching Unit Irves-5 together with Onon-Balj National Park administration staff have carried out patrolling raids in November 2013. Hot spots within and beyond the protected area were selected where illegal logging and poaching is most likely to take place. Not only patrolling, but also advocacy work was undertaken in selected households with special emphasis on communicating environmental laws. It was observed that local people’s knowledge on legal aspects of protected areas, demarcations of Onon-Balj National Park is significantly increased. This demonstrates that the yearly campaign on communicating the values of protected areas delivers its results. Additionally, wood processing industries shown positive change in their practice of cleaning the working ground.
It was detected that some of CBOs from Dadal soum cooperated with industries that do not have any permission of wood processing. For further patrolling, it’s important to undertake raids with horses, not with vehicles during night time and in high seasons.
The Mobile Anti-Poaching Unit Irves-5 together with Onon-Balj National Park administration staff have carried out patrolling raids in November 2013.
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