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The Steppe Forward Programme: Training conservationists for Mongolia's future


Ref: 12029
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr Sarah King
Lead Institution: ZSL - Zoological Society of London
Host Country Institutions: National University of Mongolia
Start Date: 2003-05-01
End Date: 2006-04-30
Funding: £187,921.00
Website: http://www.steppeforward.com
Status: Completed
Regions: East Asia
Countries: Mongolia
Purpose: The Steppe Forward Programme aims to empower Mongolians to create and manage conservation programmes by providing them with the tools necessary to design and monitor their own conservation initiatives, assess wildlife populations and design ecological studies.
Outputs: MNU staff, students and National Park rangers able to design, implement and monitor conservation programmes in Mongolia. Establishment of regular and ongoing field course programme in ecology for undergrads and rangers. Community awareness of ecology and conservation needs. MNU students and rangers able to train local herders as para-ecologists. collecting biodiversity data. Gobi communities able to set up and run own conservation/alternative income initiatives. MNU students able to source funding and successfully apply for conservation project grants. MNU students able to initiate and run own conservation projects, particularly with schools in the capital. Primary school environmental story and exercise book produced and distributed. Ecology field techniques core text produced. Scientific journal for biology in Mongolia published. e-newsletter providing communication forum for all biology/environment/conservation bodies in Mongolia. Publications and presentations.


Documents:
Title: 12-029 HR3
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 12-029 AR2 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 12-029 HR1
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 12-029 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]

Title: 12-029 HR2
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 12-029 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 12-029 St2 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: ECP Mongolia - final
Download: ECP [pdf]