Onon Balj National Park administration was selected as the Leadership Organization of Nature, Environment, and Tourism sector | WWF
Onon Balj National Park administration was selected as the Leadership Organization of Nature, Environment, and Tourism sector

Posted on 28 February 2012

Onon Balj National Park covers 415752 hectares of territories of Dadal, Binder, Norovlin, & Bayan-adraga Soums of Khentii Aimag and Bayan-uul Soum of Dornod Aimag.

Onon Balj National Park covers 415752 hectares of territories of Dadal, Binder, Norovlin, & Bayan-adraga Soums of Khentii Aimag and Bayan-uul Soum of Dornod Aimag. The area was designated for protection to protect biodiversity particularly Asian endemic species and their genetic funds and populations, and develop tourism based on natural and historical monuments.  This area lies in Amur River eco-regon that is one of 35 internationally important eco-regions to be conserved for the 21st century announced by the WWF.

Since 2009, the park administration has been cooperating with the WWF Mongolia in terms of the NP conservation and improved management. Under this cooperation, the first steps have been made in terms of sustainable tourism development, research and monitoring, establishment of database, and development of trans-boundary cooperation. Moreover, they have completed the park boundary demarcation (signs & columns) and posting bulletin boards.  

Onon Balj NP administration performance of 2011 was 99% and was at the third place among other Protected Area administrations and awarded with Leadership organization of Nature, Environment, & Tourism sector.
Rangers of OBNP
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