|Categories||Communities, Habitats, Mammals|
|Date||16 Jan 2012|
Basing on protection of Argali as a key species and its natural habitats ensure long term
conservation of wildlife and sustainable natural resources use in the Unjuul mountains area by supporting and strengthening the being established herder’s communities.
The experiences of projects implemented by WHA show that informal herder communities need to be substantially strengthened to be able to manage natural resources and pastoral risk. In the case of pasture use, they need formal recognition as a natural resource management unit, and there needs to be a mechanism to facilitate their sustainable use of pasture. That mechanism is an agreement between a recognized herder group and the soum governor. The agreement formally recognizes the rights and responsibilities of both parties. Recognizing a community's rights to access certain resources provides an important tool for managing the commons. Herders have the assurance that they will be rewarded for protecting pastures against increasing anarchy of use. Without such assurances, it will be difficult for herders to implement key pastoral risk management measures such as adjusting the size of their herds to over-winter carrying capacity, or respecting seasonal pasture rotations.
Read about Batsukh's previous grant http://www.ruffordsmallgrants.org/rsg/projects/batsukh_nemekhjargal_0 or for more information contact: