Mongolia: Protecting the Saker Falcon

Among the rich fauna and species found in Mongolia is the iconic Saker Falcon, which, through conservation management techniques, is being protected and bred sustainably.  One such effort is a project providing 5,000 artificial nests throughout 2o districts in the country.  This initiative was started in 2005 by the then Mongolian Ministry for Nature, Environment and Tourism (MNET), the Wildlife Science and Conservation Center of Mongolia, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI). 

The sustainable management of Saker Falcons enables the trade of the species while minimizing threats to their survival in the wild. This process also contributes towards their conservation while benefiting local communities. The breeding population of Saker Falcons is increased using artificial nests.
Other special wildlife species found in Mongolia include the Prezelwalski Horse and the Gobi Bear.

Mongolia is this year’s global host for WED celebrations.