PROMOTING MODEL FOR COMMUNITY CONSERVATION OF MONGOLIAN MARMOT
by Tumurbaatar, CREC
Conservation Research and Education Center has organized fieldwork involving distribution and population survey of the target species covering 37696 ha, conducted land use survey covering 80.1 thousand ha locating each household’s seasonal camps and organized questionnaire survey of 40 herder households.
The Mongolian Marmot is listed as endangered of the IUCN Red List. The population has drastically decreased. Since 1990 reproduction of the Marmot has been unbalanced, the density has been decreased by 50-99% and the distribution has been shrunk by 2 times as a result of the species population decrease caused by overhunting (Todgerel 2013). The Marmot requires protection to prevent a further decrease in population. The rangeland degradation caused by overstocking poses a high level threat to the Marmot habitat. The project site is Hongorjyn tal LPA. The total area is 41,678 ha.