The “Blue Horse” – Mongolia’s Hydro-engineering Program Tramples on the World Heritage and Ramsar Wetlands, International Conference Warns

In many transboundary basins of the World the lack of joint plans of shared basin management based on the latest environmental and hydrological research prompts riparian countries to unilateral actions for water accumulation and use within their respective boundaries, while ignoring environmental consequences of such practice. The countries often present …

The UN Special Rapporteur Knox: Gold Mining Program in Mongolia is a threat to Human Rights and Environment

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, John Knox assessed how Mongolia is promoting human rights in the context of environmental protection. Knox has stayed in Mongolia since 19 Sep 2017 and met with ministries, lawyers, parliament members and representatives of international and regional organizations. On …

Kherlen River: Lifeline of the Eastern Steppe under threat

Report on biodiversity, water scarcity, and transboundary river basin management in fluctuating climate. Rivers without Boundaries Coalition continues documenting and analyzing transboundary basins of Dauria, hotspot of global biodiversity divided between China , Russia and Mongolia and not well known by the international community. New report is focusing on water …

NYT : Mongolian Dams can Contribute to the Ecological Crisis on Lake Baikal while Safe Alternatives are Available

Picture: Dams proposed by Mongolia in Lake Baikal basin. Rachel Nuwer published  in the New York Times a detailed report on the dire state of Lake Baikal caused by algal blooms and various forms of mismanagement. She also describes development of new hydropower in the basin as one of leading …

NGOs voice major concerns regarding the conduct of the World Bank MINIS Project in Mongolia

  The Rivers without Boundaries Coalition issued the following list of urgent concerns on the way the MINIS Project is being carried out by the World Bank and Mongolian Government. For example, written comments submitted by the RwB-Mongolia -after consultations in Bulgan Province in April 2016 were not considered when …