Encyclopædia Britannica – Advocacy for Animals: Mining’s Threat to Mongolia’s Domestic Animals

Traditionally, Mongolians have concentrated their hard work and continuous efforts on their land, particularly invaluable activities related to livestock: the conservation and management of pastureland, the production of meat and milk, and the development of quality cashmere. However, nowadays, people work even harder to extract mineral resources from the same land such as gold, copper, silver and coal. Unfortunately, the current economic trends towards mineral resources dramatically clashes with traditional forms of income, lifestyle and culture. Since 98 percent of Mongolian territory consists of pastureland, it is possible to think that the country is entirely grazing land. Indeed, more than 3,000 species of plants and herbs grow throughout this pastureland. Although the vegetation is sparse and the growing season short, their perfumed essence is almost divine since the soil is so unpolluted and pure. To read the full article, click hereMining’s Threat to Mongolia’s Domestic Animals

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