Illegal logging in Mongolia halted by forestry project

Mongolia forest

A community-led forest management project in Mongolia which has contributed to the end of illegal logging and forest fires could be expanded across the region.

The Participatory Forest Management project in 15 districts of Bugat in northern Mongolia has involved local people in the management and future commercial exploitation of forest land.

Mongolia has around 188 000 square kilometers of forests, occupying 12 percent of the Asian nation's landscape.

The project has been supported by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and is due to go nationwide in January next year.

It will also be discussed by the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC), which is comprised of 33 countries in the region.

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