In the last two decades Mongolia’s vast areas of pastureland have been rapidly degraded and desertified. Although the main cause of this national crisis is believed to be climate change, overgrazing and livestock over-population are also major contributing factors. This study has assessed the degradation and the economic value of the livestock (particularly goats) that are causing much of the damage. To find a solution to the crisis, it has also evaluated a number of key policy options.
How to Make Herding Sustainable – A Policy Assessment from Mongolia