Our organization works in the South and South-east Gobi since 2008, in partnership with the local community of our study area.
Our scientific team conduct research on the ecology of the Mongolian khulan and on interactions between this species and the other species living in the Gobi Desert.
We also create partnership with other research teams on several aspects on biodiversity and on ecology of the Mongolian khulan and other Gobi wildlife.
We involve Mongolian locals (herders, Buddhist monks, protected areas rangers …) as Citizen scientists and as guardians of the Gobi wildlife. We provide them with scientific training and support as they live in the Gobi Desert all year round and directly depend on a healthy ecosystem to survive.
We believe that they can also provide an invaluable contribution to the long-term success of wildlife and the Gobi ecosystem protection.
Capacity building for park rangers
As part of our conservation program, in 2012 we started training park rangers working in the south Gobi protected areas. The first step of our training was to train the rangers to use camera traps in order to develop with them a research program based on camera trapping.
During the period of 2020-2021 we are planning to develop this training program in order to train additional park rangers to use camera traps, as well as to provide them with training about Ecology, biodiversity conservation and research methods.
We organize - in partnership with locally based travel agencies - wildlife observation and Citizen science expeditions in our study areas.
These expeditions are organized in order to provide support to the families we work with and to provide support to our research and conservation activities as well.
In order to raise local and international awareness to environment protection, or team did create different educational resources (such as a bilingual children's book) and also conduct educational conservation activities.