Travel to Mongolia

 

 Mongolia is one of the most extraordinary travel destinations in the world today. It presents one the greatest unspoiled continuous tracts of wilderness on the planet, with pristine rivers, lakes and thriving wildlife. 

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Many spectacular parts of Mongolia have been designated strictly protected areas and allow the traveler to enjoy wildlife on a scale unlike any other in all of Asia.

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Almost half of Mongolia’s population lives a nomadic lifestyle moving their nomadic homes called Gers as they travel with their livestock. Almost every Mongolian has a relative who is a nomad and living with nature in the great outdoors Mongolia's way of life.

 

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 Mongolia is also one of the last horse based cultures and Mongolians are natural cowboys and cowgirls with children learning to ride as young three years old. Mongolian are tough but soft-spoken and very hospitable and with an open door policy for travelers passing through.

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                                   Hovsgol Region                 Photo: A. Rahman

 

 The large cities and the capitol Ulan Baatar offer up to date amenities like Internet cafes, western style supermarkets, discos, museums, and foreign cuisine.

 

MongolianWildlife & Environment Conservation Online Resources

Mongolia ­ Natural Resources
http://countrystudies.us/mongolia/52.htm
Mongolia Agriculture
http://countrystudies.us/mongolia/53.htm
Mongolian Climate
http://countrystudies.us/mongolia/34.htm

 

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Mongolian Wildlife

Animal Info - Mongolia
http://www.animalinfo.org/country/mongolia.htm
 World’s Oldest Horse Runs Free in Mongolia
http://www.gluckman.com/MongoHorse.html
Mongolian Wild Horse
http://www.mnzoo.org/animals/northern_trail/phorse_1.aspSn
 Snow Leopard Species Survival Plan
http://www.umich.edu/~esupdate/library/97.11-12/wharton.html
Snow Leopard Conservancy

 http://www.snowleopardconservancy.org/conservation7.htm

Snow Leopard Fact Sheet
http://www.felidtag.org/pages/Educational\FactSheets\snow_leopard.htm
Gobi Desert’s Exiled Bear
http://www.mongoliatoday.com/issue/7/mazaalai_bear.html
Conservation Case Study of the Gobi Bear
http://classweb.gmu.edu/pbalint/GobiBear.pdf
 Mongolian Argali Sheep
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Ovis_ammon.html

Saiga, Mongolian Antelope
http://ecos.fws.gov/species_profile/SpeciesProfile?spcode=A063
Mongolian Reindeer
http://www.pitt.edu/~mabbott1/climate/mark/Images/Mongolia%20Image%20Pages/Reindeer.html
Sarah Handyside Riding Mongolian Reindeer & Bactrian Camel
http://www2.kenyon.edu/Depts/Asian/handyside.htm
 Mongolian Livestock, Five Main Animals
http://www.stanford.edu/~phoenixl/life.html
Mongolian Yak
http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/006/AD347E/ad347e0r.htm
Sheep Breeds of Mongolia
http://www.fao.org/ag/AGa/AGAP/FRG/FEEDback/War/u4900b/u4900b07.htm
Mongolian Cashmere Goat Research
http://www.rps.psu.edu/0209/goat.html
Mongolian Dogs
http://www.mongoliatoday.com/issue/8/dog_intro.html
 Birds of Mongolia
http://www.camacdonald.com/birding/asiamongolia.htm
Saker Falcon
http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/saker_falcon.htm
 Fish & Fisheries in Mongolia
http://www.fao.org/docrep/003/x2614e/x2614e11.htm
Mongolian Marmot
http://www.marmotburrow.ucla.edu/sibirica.html
Mongolian Gerbil
http://www.petermaas.nl/gerbils/
 

 

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                               Mongolian Horses                  Photo: A. Rahman

Mongolian Ecosystems

Mongolia’s Uur River Near its Confluence with the Eg River
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/09/photogalleries/riverworld/photo5.html
 Khangai Mountains Conifer Forests
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/wildworld/profiles/photos/pa/pa0512a.html
 Mongolia’s Desert Zone
http://www.un-mongolia.mn/archives/wildher/desert.htm
Gobi Desert, Mongolia
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/theme/deserts/deserts_gobi.htm
Desertification in Mongolia
http://www.rala.is/rade/ralareport/Batjargal.pdf
Desert Habitats Printouts
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/desert/desert.shtml
 

Mongolian Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs ­ DinoData Geography Mongolia
http://www.dinodata.net/Dd/Namelist/GEO/Mongolia.htm
American Museum of Natural History:A History in the Desert: Dinosaurs in the Desert
http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/expeditions/gobi/history.html
The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia
http://assets.cambridge.org/0521554764/sample/0521554764WS.pdf

Misc.

Meteor Tracking in Mongolia
http://www.astro.uni-bonn.de/~dfischer/leo98/trip.html