Study of population and migration of the Mongolian gazelle is carried out
The study observed 1161 individuals of the Mongolian gazelle out of which 200 graze permanently around Agats area.
The conservation of an animal requires thorough scientific knowledge on its population, migration patterns and behaviour. With this in mind, the Onon-Balj National Park administration staff have carried out observation of the Mongolian Gazelle in November 2013. The study observed 1161 individuals of the Mongolian gazelle out of which 200 graze permanently around Agats area. Depending on season and weather conditions small number of animals migrate to the territory of the National Park over the frozen Onon river. Upon observation of local people and rangers, number of migrating Mongolian gazelle is increasing over years. This entails challenges like increase of illegal hunting due to overlapping of pasture with domestic livestock.