Increasing adaptive capacity of Mongolian livestock herders under a changing climate through rangeland ecosystem monitoring and community-based conservation
Colorado State University
Wildlife Conservation Society, Mongolia;Mongolian Society for Range Management; Eastern Mongolia Community Conservation Association; National University of Mongolia; USDA Agricultural Research Service, Jornada Research Station, NM; Center for Nomadic Pastoralism Studies (CNPS), Mongolia;Institute of Geo-Ecology (IGE), Mongolia (Mongolia)
Robin Reid (Co-Principal Investigator); Melinda Laituri (Co-Principal Investigator); Amanda Fine (Co-Principal Investigator); Bulgamaa Densambuu (Co-Principal Investigator)
The REMM ream is empowering Mongolian pastoralists to adapt to climate change by creating a system to monitor and manage rangeland health. With pastoralists, they are developing indicators and conducting training in community-based adaptive ecosystem management.
1. Develop and pilot test holistic rangeland ecosystem monitoring indicators 2. Train herders, conservation practitioners, government agency staff, and researchers in current formal rangeland assessment and monitoring approaches 3. Develop an integrated monitoring plan and database framework