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Thursday, 15 August 2013 13:38

Onon river basin : Community-based organisations are empowered to manage buffer zones more sustainably through capacity building exercises

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The Onon River, which flows through Mongolian territory into the Amur through the Shilka River, is an important catchment area forming the headwaters of the Amur/Heilong River - the longest undammed river in the Eastern Hemisphere.

 

In Mongolia, there is a strong linkage between poverty and environmental degradation. ADB financed a grant project “Poverty Reduction through Community-based Natural Resource Management” during 2008-2012. The project has been jointly implemented by the Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism and the WWF-Mongolia Programme Office. The project, covering seven sub-districts of Khentii and Dornod provinces within the Onon River Basin, helps to promote sustainable natural resource management and to contribute to poverty reduction in the basin.

As outcomes of the project, 108 environmental community-based organizations have so far been established; buffer zone councils have been established in each of the seven project sub-districts, and Onon River Basin Council, an overarching body of the buffer zone councils, has been set up. The project also resulted in an Onon River Basin management plan, a Onon-Balj National Park management plan, and buffer zone management plans for the seven project sub-districts.

 

This is an excerpt of a case study from WaterWealth, a publication on basin management across Asia and the Pacific. WaterWealth is available for download on the

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