IoE Rough Cut Science Series - Tumursukh Jal - Ulaan Taiga National Park in Mongolia
- Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
- Animal Biosciences Building, 134 - view map
As part of a special IoE Rough Cut Science seminar, Mr. Tumursukh Jal will give a talk titled "Creation of 'Ulaan Taiga' National Park in Northern Mongolian Darhad Valley and Future to Build with the Valley Community" at noon on Wednesday, May 8 in Animal Biosciences Building, room 134.Mr. Tumursukh Jal is the Director of “Ulaan Taiga” National Park in the Northern most valley of Mongolia where it meets Siberian Taiga. He is from a small town in the Ulaan Uul valley. Ulaan means “Red” in Mongolian. The park name is Red Taiga because of the many shades of reds and yellows it turns each fall and the red, rocky mountains that surround the Blue Valley of Darhad, home of 300 lakes and 100 rivers. Mr. Jal is a Marco Polo sheep biologist and he worked as a researcher, manager, and director of “Hovsgol Lake” National Park just over the mountains from the valley for 20 years. Six years ago, the valley people called Jal to his home due to social and environmental situations that were threatening the people and the mountains of the valley. Together they fought for the protection of their home and created the “Ulaan Taiga” National Park. Mr. Jal is visiting us this spring to share 6 years of work to establish the park with his people to protect and enjoy their lovely place, and to learn the lessons and successes of 100 years older National Parks and communities in the Western USA.Please join Mr. Jal for conversation and buffet-style lunch following his Rough Cut presentation 1-3pm, 325 LJH, hosted by LRES. For an individual meeting with Mr. Jal, please contact Badmaa Dovchin at firstname.lastname@example.org or scheduling in a time slot.
- Institute on Ecosystems