This is discussion about Co-Management of Natural Resources in Mongolia.
Co-management is a long-term effort with non-linear route. It is valuable to learn more about what Mongolian team has done and is doing. We admire, support and exchange this experience, which is full of so much courage and belief in nature and collaboration.
Co-Management of Natural Resources in Mongolia. This is very very results. I researcher-grand student. So very thank you IDRC and Ronnie Vernooy, Ykhanbai.H and MSAU-Togtokhbayr, Sukhee.N, Tow-Lun.
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It is great to see how committed the local people are to move forward as a community. Over 4 decades ago Hardin described how difficult it is to continue to manage commonly used natural resources when the carrying capacity is reaching its limits (see: Hardin, G., The Tradegy of the Commons, in: Science 162, 1968, p.1243-1248). For the individual, gains outwage the collectively shared loss caused by overuse of these gains: ".. the rational herdsman concludes that the only sensible course for him to pursue is to add another animal to his herd ... a conclusion reached by each and every ration herdsman sharing a commons." Generally, this intrinsic problem has been tackled by dividing the land and moving into private ownership. But this project illustrates that even today it is possible through co-management to find sustainable solutions for the vast area of land of Mongolia. As such, the herdsman in Mongolia are illustrating supreme rationality!
As everyone knows how valuable the goods and services provided by the environment are to people. In other words human well-being depends on natural environment. Therefore, co management for natural resources in Mongolia is innovation for human well being, development and as well as future generation.
We are developing law on Community based natural management. So these activities will greatly help on that.
/Vice Minister for Nature,Environment and Tourism of Mongolia/