Great Gobi B

Biosphere Reserve


Area 18'000 km2
Height
aprox. 1000 Meter above sea level

South-West Mongolia




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Great Gobi B

Biosphere Reserve


Area 18'000 km2
Height
aprox. 1000 Meter above sea level

South-West Mongolia



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Takhi

Holy Animal of Mongolia


Population Great Gobi B SPA 278 Animals
back home since 1992

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Takhi

Holy Animal of Mongolia


Population Great Gobi B SPA 278 Animals
back home since 1992


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Takhi

Holy Animal of Mongolia


Population Great Gobi B SPA 278 Animals
back home since 1992

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Takhi

Holy Animal of Mongolia


Population Great Gobi B SPA 278 Animals
back home since 1992

read more

Great Gobi B

Biosphere Reserve


Area 18'000 km2
Height
aprox. 1000 Meter above sea level

South-West Mongolia



read more

Great Gobi B

Biosphere Reserve


Area 18'000 km2
Height
aprox. 1000 Meter above sea level

South-West Mongolia

read more

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Biosphere Reserve Great Gobi B

A Biosphere Reserve of the UNESCO in Asia

Habitat for endangered Animals and Plants

In 1991 UNESCO and the Mongolian Government designated the Gobi an International Biosphere Reserve. It is the largest of its kind in Asia and the fourth largest worldwide. Gobi is home to several rare or threatened species of animals and plants.

The Biosphere Reserve consists of the Gobi A (44000 km2) and Gobi B (9000 km2); these areas are being different in climate, flora, fauna and the degree of human exploitation.

Gobi B - an important Space for Wildlife and Human Beings

Gobi B is an important habitat for wild animals and humans. The traditional, extensive utilisation is in line with the requirements of the wild animals. Gobi B is also home to the Khulan equus hemionus and the Goitered Gazelle Gazella subgutturosa.

Thus Gobi B corresponds exactly to the notion of a biosphere reserve according to the conventions of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Good Infrastructure to protect Gobi B

Great Gobi B Strictly Protected Area is a well equipped conservation aera. Details are written down in the management plan. There is a national park information center at Takhintal, a professional management staff, 7 rangers and five other employees.

Thanks to ITG there is enough technical equipment including cars and fuel in order to keep up a high presence in the reserve. The National Park information centre as a logistic base, walkie-talkies as an efficient communication system and refuges build an important infrastructure which especially during winter time ist crucial.

Still the most important fundament is motivation, dedication, toughness and the immense knowledge of the rangers. Thanks to them, the protection of the Gobi B ist comparably good.

Gobi A - almost untouched

Gobi A on the other side remained intact to a large extent because of its lack of water. It is home to two of the most endangered animal species on earth: the Bactrian camel and the Gobi Bear. Lately, the number of humans in this park has increased significantly, which has a threatening effect on this fragile habitat.