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[28 Jan 2014 | Topics: ]

Michelle Tolson published today a brilliant text on gross injustice done to famous Mongolian environmentalist Munkhbayar and his fellows. “Authoritarian” government of the region after clashes with environmental activists either release them as it was done with “pirates” from Greenpeace in Russia or give them 1-2 year suspended jail term as it happened with Mongolian herders in China. New democracy of Mongolia sentenced its environmental hero to 21.5 years in prison…..

Photo: He is not a terrorist!
One week ago, the courts of Mongolia sentenced environmental …

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[9 Nov 2013 | Topics: ]

 

Mongolian Mining Journal published a very informative description of changes proposed to the “Law with long name” with a promising title “End of confusion over “long-titled” law in sight”
We publish a shortened version with RwB comments. Aslo see THE SHORT HISTORY OF THE LAW WITH LONG NAME

SEPTEMBER 16 PROTEST AGAINST LAW AMENDMENTS 
 
The Government’s main concern is how to meet the claims of companies who say their interests have been unfairly violated. That is why the Government wants to pass the Regulatory Law, which seeks to draw a line …

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[30 Sep 2013 | Topics: ]

On September 16, 2013 Great State Khural of Mongolia gathered with intention to weaken one of the most progressive environmental laws for the sake of “boosting development”. 8 environment activists are arrested on terrorist charges as they undertook a desperate attempt to bring alternative approaches to law implementation to the attention of legislature. Below we attempt to reconstruct chain of events by linking together excerpts from texts available on web. Please read and form Your own opinion. RwB

Photo: Gantulga of UMMRL who holds camera not a gun was arrested …

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[30 Sep 2013 | Topics: ]

Unofficial translation
STATEMENT ADDRESSED TO THE SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AND LEADERS OF EXECUTIVE GOVERNMENT
FROM
MONGOLIAN CITIZENS AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGED IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACTIVITIES
The Constitution of our country grants to its citizens the right to live in safe and secure environment, be protected from loss of ecological balance and assigns the responsibility to protect the natural environment. The government’s thoughtless actions and worshipping of mining as the lead sector of the economy has led to violations of the rights of its citizens to own property and …

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If the Torey lakes dry up what chances they have to resurrect naturally?
Where do birds go when rivers stop flowing in Dauria?
Can the water diversion from Argun River into Dalai Lake help to protect nature?
Is Shilka River a good place for hydropower generation?
These and many other questions are systematically treated in a new book
ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN RIVER BASINS OF DAURIA: ECOLOGY AND WATER MANAGEMENT published in three languages by Rivers without Boundaries, WWF and Daursky Biosphere Reserve (Russian part of DIPA) in Beijing and Chita with support …