|Environmental Public Awareness Handbook - Case Studies and Lessons Learned in Mongolia (EPAP, 1999, 88 pages)|
1. "Sustainable Ecotourism Bogdkahn Mountain," Mongolian National Ecotourism Society. Targeted at visitors and rangers in Bogdkhan Mountain World Biosphere Reserve, this project provided signs and brochures for visitors and training for rangers and guides May 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $4044
2. "Mother Nature - Law," Omnugobi Branch of Green Movement. Women and children in Dalanzadgad district of Umugobi Aimag received information and training on environmental laws and then competed to best explain these laws to the local population. May 1997 - January 1998. Funding $3243
3. "Environment - Children - Law," National Centre for Children. Aimed at secondary school children in Javkhlant children's camp. this project provided a range of materials and training to expose these children to the importance of the new environmental laws. May 1997-August 1998 Funding: $2892.
4. "Fire '97," Youth Union and Scouts Association of Khentei Aimag. The secondary school children of Kherlen village received information and training on forest fire prevention and participated in a special day party to build public awareness throughout the community. May - December 1997. Funding: $3103
5. "Gobi's Nature through the Eyes of Children," Mongolian National Commission of Conservation of Rare Animals. Aimed at herders students and teachers living in the vicinity of the Great Gobi Reserve, this project included an essay and painting contest on Gobi's nature and creation of a special conservation room to provide information. May - December 1997. Funding: $5500.
6. "How to Plant a Tree," Mongolian Foresters' Association. This project provided a demonstration video on tree planting for use in several secondary schools in Ulaanbaatar. The children then planted trees and maintained them in Dendrary Park. May - September 1997. Funding: $2445.
7. "Nature, Environmental and Health," Mongolian Physiological Association. This project provided ecological education in the form of a handbook with special training for students at the Medical University. May - December 1997 Funding: $1883.
8. "Let's Protect Beaver, Pheasant and Sea-Buckthorn of Khovd River," Khovd Branch of the Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment. Information on local endangered animals was provided to the herders in a variety of forms and a competition held to disseminate the information. May 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $4253.
9. "Environmental Awareness Raising," Arkhangai Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment. Inhabitants, inspectors and conservationists in two Protected Areas in Arkhangai Aimag were informed on the rational use of natural resources in the area and an ecological centre furnished. May - February 1998. Funding: $2359.
10. "Degradation of Land Resources," Mongolian Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment. A tour through Gobi-Altai and Omnigobi Aimags provided information to inhabitants on desertification in the areas with discussions and performances. May - July 1998. Funding: $3994
11. "Nature Through Children's Eyes," International Children's Centre Nairamadal. Children at this camp outside Ulaanbaatar competed in drawing and writing competitions on environmental issues. A calendar was produced with the best artwork. May 1997 February 1998. Funding: $4989.
12. "Children Play with Mother Nature," Mongolian Scouts Federation. Scouts groups, school children, teachers and scout masters received two books of games which help children learn about their environment and how to protect it. May 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $4030
13. "The World is Our Mother," Mongolian Countryside Information Movement. A film targeted at high school children was produced highlighting Mongolians traditional respect for the land. May 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $5000
14. "Health - Air Pollution - Women," Women and Development Movement. Targeting a neighbourhood of Ulaanbaatar, this project organized women through workshops and the media and instructed them on how to fight urban air pollution. August 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $4050.
15. "Gobi Bear among Nature and Children," Sono Cooperative. A special nature magazine for children was published and distributed to children's camps over the summer. Television programmes were produced in conjunction with the characters created in the magazine. May 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $5000.
16. "Environment of Metropolis," Mongolian Sea-Buckthorn Association. This project assisted the poor in a district of Ulaanbaatar in the use of natural fertilizers to grow vegetables and sea-buckthorn berries. May 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $2438.
17. "Conservation of Rare Animals," Mongolian National Commission for Conservation of Rare Animals and Mongolian Hunters Association. These two organizations provided information on endangered animals in Mongolia using the Hunting Museum in Ulaanbaatar as an exhibition site and by producing a calendar of rare and endangered animals. May 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $4.000.
18. "Soil Fertility Management in Small Scale Farming," Mongolian Soil Fertility Association. Poor families in an area of Ulaanbaatar were provided with gardens and instruction on planting, growing and storing vegetables. May 1997 - December 1998. Funding: $3372.
19. "Mongolian Traditional Training Method," Environmental Training and Public Awareness Club and Bers University. Combining traditional appreciation of nature with scientific understanding young school children received training through 2 videos. May 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $2392.
20. "Traditional Ways of Protecting Nature," Khan Altai Foundation. Herdsmen and youth living in the Gobi were trained on the problems of and solutions to desertification through events and workshops. May 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $3976.
21. "Plant and Animal Research Otgontenger," Information and Methodology Centre of Mongolian State University. Biologists collected information of the flora and fauna of Otgontenger Reserve and disseminated it to local inhabitants and university students through seminars, TV and radio. May - November 1997. Funding: $4000.
22. "Let's Protect Gobi Areas from Desertification," Mongolian Women's Federation and Women's Council of South Gobi. Women and secondary school children in South Gobi received training on nature protection in the Gobi, competed in drawing competitions which were exhibited through posters and calendars. May 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $6000.
23. "Protect Bogdkhan Mountain Reserve," Development and Environment. Policy makers and school children received a booklet on the flora and fauna of Bogdkhan Reserve which publicized the impact of rapid urbanization on this World Biosphere Reserve. May 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $4396.
24. "Park of the Graduates Named After the Mongolian Youth Association," Mongolian Youth Association. Children in a secondary school in Ulaanbaatar created a park and learned to protect and respect their environment. May 1997 - August 1998. Funding: $5700.
25. "Advocacy for Law on Protection," Mongolian Environmental Law Association. Students at Mongolian State University received training on environmental law and policy and competed in a writing competition. May 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $1689.
26. "Blue Box Campaign," Chingeltei Women's Council of the Mongolian Women's Federation. Women were organized to collect, recycle and sell waste in the poor Chingeltei district of Ulaanbaatar. May 1997 - February 1998. Funding $4000.
27. "Let's Protect the Selbe River," Mother Nature Centre. Residents and schools within the vicinity of the Selbe River in Ulaanbaatar received training on the consequences of river pollution and ways to eradicate the problems to ensure a healthy environment. May - September 1997 Funding: $4359.
28. "Humans and Disaster," Meteorological Association. Secondary school children and young herders in three protected areas became aware of the impact of human activity on the natural environment through workshops and radio programmes May 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $2868.
29. "Environmental Journalists Club," Press Institute of Mongolia. A journalist club provided training and support for journalists covering environmental issues. May 1997 February 1998. Funding: $2869.
30. "Fresh Air and Health," Mongolian Filmmakers' Association. A film showing the negative effects of air pollution on Mongolia's three largest cities built awareness of this growing problem. May 1997- February 1998. Funding: $3593.
31. "Fresh Water," Mongolian Green Party. Students in rural areas competed to produce information on traditional ways to protect Mongolia's rivers from pollution. May 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $780.
32. "Ulaanbaatar City Air Pollution," Mongolian Green Party. A scientific conference was held on issues related to the capital city's air pollution problem with the aim of sensitizing the population to the potential hazards and at finding ways to reduce the problem. May 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $2450.
33. "Purifying and Maintaining our Clean Living Environment," Meteorological Association. This project illustrated the pollution issue in Ulaanbaatar by targeting employers, workers and businesses with booklets and posters. May 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $2912.
34. "Children of Mother Nature," Mongolian Knowledge Dissemination Society. Children from an orphanage in Ulaanbaatar went on outings to experience nature and see the consequences of pollution. May 1997 - January 1998. Funding: $2796.
35. "Natural Resources," Mongolian Green Movement. This project revived and popularized traditional ways to preserve nature and targeted residents of Ulaanbaatar. May 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $3579.
36. "Content of Teaching Materials of Ecological Education," Department of Primary and Secondary Education, Ministry of Education. Targeted at science teachers in secondary schools, institutes and universities, this project analyzed the content of ecological education and the teaching materials used and upgraded these to a new consistent standard. July 1997-August 1998. Funding: $1278.
37. "Ecological Training Centre," Ministry of Education. Teachers and secondary school students benefited from this resource centre which organized formal and nonformal ecological education focusing on methods to replenish natural resources. July 1997-April 1998. Funding: $8532.
38. "Ecological TV Olympiad," Biological Olympiad Committee of Mongolian State University. Aimed at secondary students, this project provided ecological education through a popular game where teams of students selected a Mongolian ecosystem and defined its ecological characteristics. July 1997 - May 1998. Funding: $3461.
39. "Environment and Law," Ministry of Nature & Environment. Training on environmental laws and policy through lectures, posters and videos with a contest for local educators to produce the best environmental information. July 1997 - March 1998. Funding: $4600.
40. "Public Awareness of Strictly Protected Areas," Ministry of Nature & Environment. Brochures with information on ecology and biodiversity for use in workshops and awareness programs were produced for three protected areas. July 1997 - April 1998. Funding: $4500.
41. "State of Environment of Mongolia," Ministry of Nature & Environment. Experts from foreign and international organizations benefited from an updated and translated book, Nature and Environment in Mongolia, in English from Mongolian. July 1997 - August 1998. Funding: $3000.
42. "Bogdkhan Information and Public Awareness" Bogdkhan Strictly Protected Area, Ministry of Nature & Environment. An information centre was established in this protected area adjacent to Ulaanbaatar highlighting its natural features and providing a database of endangered species in the area. July 1997 - April 1998. Funding: $2866.
43. "Introduction of MNE of Mongolia," Ministry of Nature & Environment. A colour booklet to introduce the Ministry of Nature and Environment was published in English and Mongolian and targeted at local and foreign organizations and visitors. July 1997 - January 1998. Funding: $3500.
44. "Treaties and Conventions to which Mongolia is Party," Ministry of Nature & Environment. Foreign and international organizations, members of parliament and administrators from the countryside received a collection of the full texts of all conventions and agreements in which the Ministry of Nature and Environment is participating. July 1997 - April 1998. Funding: $2034.
45. "Weekly Public Awareness Day," Ministry of Nature & Environment. Environmental public awareness campaigns improving the flow of information between the Ministry and the people of Mongolia were scheduled with inputs from Ministry officials and NGOs. July 1997 - May 1998. Funding: $4800.
46. "Water Laws and Regulations," Ministry of Nature & Environment. Officers and inspectors of the Ministry, the Environmental Protection Agency and water users benefited from the publication of a brochure on the current water laws and regulations July - December 1997 Funding: $2200.
47. "National Action Plan to Combat Desertification," Ministry of Nature & Environment. This project targeted scientists. experts and rural administrators by providing them with a Mongolian translation of the National Action Plan to Combat Desertification in Mongolia. July 1997 - March 1998. Funding: $3000
48. "Environment, Nature and the Times," Ministry of Nature & Environment. Publication of an official information bulletin and four press conferences were held in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the Ministry of Nature and Environment. July 1997 -April 1998. Funding: $3000.
49. "Gazelle," Dornod Aimag Hunters Association. Calendars, signs and media messages aimed at preventing illegal hunting of Gazelle were distributed to herders and residents in Dornod province. August 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $2130.
50. "Mother Nature in My Town," Dornod Children's Centre. School children in 5 schools in Dornod received ecological education through an improved curriculum. August 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $1487.
51. "The People's Eye," Hentii Liberal Women's Brain Pool and Hentii Women Lawyers Association. Aimed at school children, women and herders, this project provided competitions and an exhibition to build awareness of the new environmental laws. August 1997 - January 1998. Funding: $2809.
52. "Zorgol (Baby Caribou)," Hentii Scout Federation and Hentii Hunters Association. Targeting children and hunters, this project aimed to protecting species such as the wild horned sheep, antelope, muskrat and baby caribou. August 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $2856.
53. "Protect Avraga Toson Complex," Hentii Trade Union. Volunteers at this sanatorium helped residents and visitors understand pollution affecting the resort. August 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $2000.
54. "Prevention of Steppe Fires," Sukhbaatar Red Cross Association. Competitions among school children on the theme of fire prevention helped herders and children understand the problem. August 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $3000.
55. "Steppe Deer," Sukhbaatar Sum Women's Federation. Awareness was raised through photo and art competitions among herders, soldiers and women to protect steppe deer, an endangered species. August - December 1997. Funding: $1998.
56. "Clean Environment and Healthy Life," Sukhbaatar Women's Federation. Focussing on problems of poor sanitation, waste disposal and water supply, children and women organized public clean-up days which included cultural and sports events. August 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $2790.
57. "Let's Protect Dariganga's Environment," Sukhbaatar Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment. School children, herders and visitors were targeted with booklets and workshops on desertification and pollution in the creeks in this area. August 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $2582.
58. "Forest Fire," Bulgan Youth Association and Bulgan Travellers' Association. Targeting herders, school children and women, the forest was protected from fire through warnings on signs. in brochures, on badges and caps. August 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $2600.
59. "Protect Bulgan Uul," Bulgan Womens Federation and Bulgan Green Movement. School children and women received information on local regulations relating to the sacred mountain outside town. August 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $2000.
60. "Protect Zuun Turuu River," Bulgan Trade Union. School children and town residents were provided with media messages, brochures and T-shirts which focused on cleaning up the local river. August 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $2000.
61. "Save the Forest from Fire," Huvsgul Red Cross Association. Residents were educated about fire prevention through booklets and videos at a special event day. August 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $1500.
62. "Protecting the Environment," Hatgal Women's Federation. Targeting residents at Lake Huvsgul National Park, information on a healthy environment was given out at a special event day. August 1997-February 1998. Funding: $1950.
63. "Forever Green Garden," Hatgal Green Movement. Women, school children and jobless residents received training on local plant species, some rare and endangered, and on how to plant trees, grow vegetables and berries. August 1997 - February 1998. Funding: $1500.
64. "Protect and Restore Ice in Yolyn Am," Environmental Protection Association of South Gobi. The perpetual ice that used to be in Gurvan Saikhan National Park was partially restored and information on this unique feature provided to visitors and local residents. January - July 1998. Funding: $2406.
65. "Protecting the Pasture," Protecting the Environment Ourselves Movement of South Gobi. Herders were encouraged to use techniques to stop overgrazing. January - June 1998. Funding: $2498.
66. "Soil and Roads," Citizen Initiatives for Environmental Protection of South Gobi. Drivers were targeted with information to help, reduce soil erosion caused by roads in the Gobi. January - June 1998. Funding: $2382.
67. "Protect Reeds and Wild Pigs of Har Us," Public Council of Environmental Protection of Hovd. Herders helped stop the poaching of wild pigs and protect the reed thickets. January - June 1998. Funding: $2489.
68. "Protect the Saiga," Mongolian Herders and Farmers Association. Herders and school children worked to protect the endangered saiga antelope from hunters. January - July 1998. Funding: $2500.
69. "Clean Environment - Life's Condition," Women's Federation of Gobi Altai. Women recycled solid waste leading to a cleaner and healthier environment. February - May 1998. Funding: $2298.
70. "Saxaul (Zag)," Environmental Protection Association of Gobi-Altai. Herders learned environmental laws and ways to protect the valuable saxaul tree of the desert. February - July 1998. Funding: $2679.
71. "Protect Mother Nature," Children's Centre of Zavkhan. School children received information on flowers and animals, growing fruit & vegetables & took part in competitions. January - June 1998. Funding: $2160.
72. "Restore the Forest of our Sum," Nature Protection Foundation of Zavkhan. School children and local residents learned how to plant and protect trees. February - August 1998. Funding: $2431.
73. "Protecting Gashuun River," Women's Council of Uvs. Women and their families became aware of the causes of river pollution and ways to protect the river. February - May 1998. Funding: $2397.
74. "Altan Ganuur (Roseroot)," Children's Organization of Uvs. Educating children on rare plant species through art competitions helped protect them. February - August 1998. Funding: $2600.
75. "Green Campus Zone," Darkhan Students Association. Students cleaned up and rehabilitated a green zone beside the university by treeplanting and gardening. April - August 1998. Funding: $1909.
76. "Clean Environment and Health," Sacred Frontier Movement. A recycling project encouraged poor people stop cutting local forests for fuel and reuse their waste. April - August 1998. Funding: $2000.
77. "Keep the Law," Selenge Women's Federation. Environmental laws on water and forests were publicized though training workshops and a competition. April - August 1998. Funding: $2000.
78. "Protect Mineral and Spring Water of Gobi Sumber," Talent Children's Skill Center of Choir. Focusing on local springs, school children and herders protected them through competitions, signs and an event day. April -August 1998 Funding: $2000.
79. "Reduce Water Consumption in Mandalgobi," Social Development and Women Movement. Women and children raised their awareness of water conservation methods in this town suffering from extreme water shortages. April - August 1998. Funding: $1842.
80. "Protect River Hangal," Orhon Aimag Womens Federation. Women and children got information and on river pollution caused by mining operations. April - August 1998. Funding: $2000.
81. "Let's Exploit Hidden Treasures" Women's Federation of Dornogobi. Cleaning up a town and recycling reusable products was the focus of this project targeted at women. April - August 1998. Funding: $683.
82. "Protect Zuunmod River," Tov Aimag Green Movement. School children and women cleaned up and protected this river and received training on water laws. April - August 1998. Funding: $1999.
83. "Hailaast '98," Youth Organization of Tov. Local herders, mine workers and officials helped rehabilitate the land damaged by gold mining. April - August 1998 Funding: $1800.
84. "Protect Tsetserleg's Rivers from Pollution," Women's Federation of Arhangai. Due to the town's polluted rivers and related health issues women organized activities to protect the sources of drinking water. April - August 1998. Funding: $2000.
85. "Maintaining the Trees in Bulgan Sum'" Seniors Association of Arhangai. Events focussing on traditional ways of protecting the forest from illegal cutting targeted herders and residents. April - August 1998 Funding $2000.
86. "Ecological Education and Awareness," Parents and Teachers Association of Arhangai. Ecology rooms were established in schools allowing teachers to provide a better ecological curricula. April - August 1998. Funding: $1900.
87. "Protect Toomiin Nuruu from Fire," Green Movement of Arhangai. Forest fire prevention activities for local residents included the formation of a firefighting group in an area often heavily damaged by spring fires. April - August 1998. Funding: $2000.
88. "Ongi River," Trade Union of Ovomangai. Activities to protect the source of the Ongi River included training among local residents and gold mining workers on decreasing pollution caused by mining activities. April - August 1998. Funding: $1901.
89. "Child is the Friend of Nature," Scouts Federation of Bayanhongor. A mobile ecology centre was established to prepare Scouts and school children with more knowledge on local flora and fauna. April - August 1998. Funding: $2000.
90. "Protect the Black-tailed Gazelle," Bayanhongor Association for the Conservation of Nature and Environment. Targeting herders and local residents, this project helped stop the overhunting of this endangered species. April - August 1998. Funding: $2000.
91. "Protect the Altai Snowcock," Women's Federation of Bayanolgii Aimag. Women and children received training on protecting this endangered bird used for its popular medicinal qualities. April - August 1998. Funding: $2400.
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