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Mongolia: the last refuge for Central Asia's Large mammals

As a refuge for many of central Asia's most threatened species, the causes and effects of large scale declines in Mongolia's biodiversity will be outlined in this month's Scientific Meeting.

images copyright ZSL; Przewalski's horse image copyright Sarah King.

Mongolia's vast and diverse landscape, covering an area as large as Western Europe, has traditionally been a refuge for many of central Asia's most threatened species such as the Asiatic wild ass (Equus hemionus), Przewalski's horse (E. ferus przewalskii), Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus ferus), Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) and Snow leopard (Uncia uncia). However, over the past two decades the economy has become increasingly liberalized, resulting in rapid social and economic change.

This scientific meeting explores the impact of these changes on Mongolian wildlife by identifying the intensifying threat processes, defining the status of Mongolia's vertebrates and highlighting massive declines.

Lessons learned from the recent success story of the re-introduction of Przewalski's horse (E. ferus przewalskii) will also be discussed.

Finally, actions necessary to reverse the large scale biodiversity loss in Mongolia will be outlined.

An auction of unique Mongolian items will be held on the evening. An Auction list is available at www.zsl.org/london-zoo/whats-on/scientific-meeting-mongolia-wildlife-market-forces-and-massive-declines,165,EV.html.


Dr Jonathan Baillie, Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology, ZSL, London | talks | www
Jargal Jamsramjav, Director, Steppe Forward, National University of Mongolia | talks | www
Dr Sarah R. B. King, Association Takh, Station Biologique du la Tour de Valat | talks


Date and Time:

12 December 2006 at 6:00 pm


2 hours



ZSL London Zoo's Meeting Rooms
Regent's Park (Outer Circle)
0207 449 6227
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Organised by:

The Zoological Society of London
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Admission is free and everyone is welcome!

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