A promise not to hunt wild species
The contest participants gave their PROMISES to protect nature, environment, and wildlife.
There are a number of effective methods and approaches to raise public awareness on nature and wildlife conservation and its importance. One of them is to provide appropriate perceptions to target groups through entertainments such as contents or competitions instead of direct prohibition approach. In this line, Army and Civil Defense unit and Environmental Department under the Khovd Aimag Governor’s Office, Armed Force unit No.123, Altai-Sayan regional office of WWF Mongolia Programme Office, and Khar Us Lake Protected Area Administration jointly organized a contest of shooting among male residents of Khovd aimag. The contest was organized under a slogan “Let’s be proud of live wildlife, not hunted ones”. Participants and audiences of the contest were presented with very rare and rare wildlife species in Mongolia and their importance. Interesting, but a bit challenging, assignments to the contest participants were a quiz game.
The contest participants gave their PROMISES to protect nature, environment, and wildlife. Their PROMISES say: “I am the MONGOLIAN, who have a long term tradition to pray to the sun raising in the morning and the moon raising in the evening while preserving human and nature relations. I PROMISE to protect the Earth-Motherland and its wildlife species with mother’s hearth”. The promise was read by all the participants loudly at the same time raised their hands up. And the participants received a pledge certificate with a stamp containing a wolf figure. The organizers delivered a saying “We wish your accuracy be in your cleverness, not in your shooting and not target at wild species”.
Meantime, the contest audiences stood in long queue and signed on a bulletin board having voiced up and standing for the conservation efforts.