Status and Trends of Biodiversity
Mongolia occupies an ecological transition zone in Central Asia where the Siberian taiga forest, Central Asian steppe, the Altai Mountains and the Gobi desert meet. Of special note is the Gobi desert ecosystem, which is of global significance because it is the least changed part of the Gobi area, and supports processes and species, or subspecies that are already extinct or nearly so in neighboring China... More »
Number and Extent of Protected Areas
Since 1990, environmental protection has been given high priority by the Government and a total of 26 protected areas, covering 12.6 million ha, 8% of the country, have been established to date.