|Date||15 Feb 2007|
The Argali are the most important game species for big horn trophy hunting but little material benefit to the impoverished local people. The habitat fragmentation, poaching, over grazing and increasing poverty is the main root causes that can be solved only basing on sustaining wildlife and traditional livelihoods. This will transform the confused current system of locally poor managed areas into a community-managed, scientifically based conservation zone.
The Argali wild sheep’s historical home range is threatened of disappearance and the planned area is one of them in Mongolia. The focus of this particular project is to build local level capacity for the conservation and sustainable utilisation.
A long-term strategy needs to be agreed at the local level for the conservation and utilisation of natural resources in which the benefit to the local population is the principal orientation. The establishment of community conservation area will directly contribute to poverty reduction. Viable populations of Argali and Ibex as two key species for community based wildlife management generate sustainable revenue for the benefit of the local communities.
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