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Zahler, P., B. Lhagasuren, R. Reading, J. Wingard, S. Amgalanbaatar, S. Gombobaatar, N. W. H. Barton, and Y. Onon.  2004.  Illegal and unsustainable wildlife hunting and trade in Mongolia.  Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences 2:23-32.
 
 

Abstract - Recent reports and studies document dramatic declines in a wide variety of wildlife species in Mongolia. The prime driver in these declines appears to be illegal and unsustainable hunting, both for local trade and consumption and for the international market. While data on these declines are sparse, comparisons of survey reports since the 1980’s present evidence that some species may have declined by up to 90% in recent years. We outline the situation for eight major species of wildlife in Mongolia (saiga antelope, Mongolian gazelle, red deer, musk deer, argali, brown bear, Siberian marmot and saker falcon). We then review the existing legal conditions and government efforts to control this situation, and suggest specific changes and actions that Mongolia should take to halt these dramatic declines in wildlife populations and avoid what may soon become an extinction crisis.

Publisher - National University of Mongolia

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