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 Mongolias 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
Worlds Oldest Horse Runs Free in Mongolia By Ron Gluckman
http://www.gluckman.com/MongoHorse.html
Mongolian Wild Horse
http://www.mnzoo.org/animals/northern_trail/phorse_1.aspSn
Snow Leopard Species Survival Plan by Dan Wharton
http://www.umich.edu/~esupdate/library/97.11-12/wharton.html
Snow Leopard Conservancy

Mongolian Argali Sheep
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Ovis_ammon.html
Sarah Handyside Riding Mongolian Reindeer & Bactrian Camel
http://www2.kenyon.edu/Depts/Asian/handyside.htm
Mongolian Yak by A. Magash
http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/006/AD347E/ad347e0r.htm
Sheep Breeds of Mongolia by G. Batsukh and E. Zagdsuren
http://www.fao.org/ag/AGa/AGAP/FRG/FEEDback/War/u4900b/u4900b07.htm
Birds of Mongolia
http://www.camacdonald.com/birding/asiamongolia.htm
Saker Falcon
http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/saker_falcon.htm
Fish & Fisheries in Mongolia by Ayuuryn Dulmaa
http://www.fao.org/docrep/003/x2614e/x2614e11.htm
Mongolian Marmot
http://www.marmotburrow.ucla.edu/sibirica.html

 

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Mongolian Horses Photo: A. Rahman

Mongolian Ecosystems

Gobi Desert, Mongolia
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/theme/deserts/deserts_gobi.htm
Desert Habitats Printouts
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/desert/desert.shtml

Mongolian Dinosaurs

The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia
Edited By Michael J. Benton
University of Bristol
Mikhail A. Shishkin
Palaeontological Institute, Moscow
David M. Unwin
Humboldt University, Berlin
Evgenii N. Kuronchkin
Palaeontological Institute, Moscow
http://assets.cambridge.org/0521554764/sample/0521554764WS.pdf