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UN launches sustainable forest management project

By M.ZOLJARGAL

The United Nations (UN) Mongolia launched a project for mainstreaming biodiversity conservation, sustainable forest management (SFM) and carbon sink enhancement into Mongolia’s productive forest landscapes on Friday.
The project is funded by the Global Environment Fund (GEF), and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) is coordinating the project. UN country representative Percy Misika and Minister of Environment, Green Development and Tourism D.Oyunkhorol attended the launch ceremony and reported that the project will conclude in 2018.
The project is expected to enforce sustainable forest management, form a pleasant legal environment for the management, and protect biodiversity.
The commission will work closely with 84 forest cooperatives in Khuvsgul, Khentii, Selenge, Bulgan and Darkhan-Uul Provinces to spread sustainable forest management evenly nationwide.
The staff of domestic professional organizations for protecting forests will be enrolled in trainings for improved competency through the project.
Minister D.Oyunkhorol expressed her gratitude to the UN and GEF for implementing the project in Mongolia and promised to active cooperation in the project.
The UNFAO officials noted that it will assist the Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism in carrying out the movement for planting a million trees this year by providing information about foreign countries’ forestry experiences that can be applied in Mongolia.

 

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