Due to its arid, semi-arid and dry climate, Mongolia has been hit hard by the climate change, with an average temperature increase of 2.24°C reported between 1940 and 2015, which far exceeds the global average rate for warming (source). Intense climate change progression is likely to result in ecosystem deterioration, biodiversity loss and threat to Mongolian herder communities, which would exacerbate the rural-to-urban migration in Mongolia.
With such insights, Lorinet Foundation, along with another private donor, is supporting “Eco-Clubs: Empowering Children as Agents for Change” project implemented by WWF – Mongolia.
The project aims to empower 900 children and youth from 26 Eco-Clubs to support ecosystem and wildlife conservation with a special focus on climate change adaptation and mitigation. The project will organize wildlife and water system monitoring and protection activities for Eco-Clubs members and support implementation of children- and youth-led initiatives such as planting bushes, shrubs and hackberry trees in the priority regions of Altai-Sayan Ecoregion (ASER) and Amur-Heilon Ecoregion Complex (AHEC).
WWF – Mongolia is one of the leading organizations in environmental conservation in Mongolia with focus on conservation issues in ASER and AHEC regions of the country.