The XII Conference on the Safeguarding Wildlife Conservation, or the Bonn Convention, was held in Manila, Philippines from 23 to 28 February. During the three-year conference, Mongolia has invited some extremely rare animals to the Convention and to be acknowledged by stakeholders. Registered at the Convention will intensify the prevention of extinction of these animals and facilitate cooperation with international organizations in this area. Also, representatives from non-government organizations representing the Mongolian Bird Protection Center participated in the conference and introduced their activities. In this regard, D.Arianttuya, the senior coordinator of the Department of Climate Change and Foreign Cooperation of the MNET, is the National Coordinator of the Convention.
– How many animals did you get in the convention?
– Supported the international level to propose three species of bee, bee and field eagle to be included in the Bonn Convention’s first annex. Supporting the international community means that it is not only ours but also the rest of the world to recognize and protect it. It also proposed and approved the unified plans for the protection of the bannock, which was already included in Annex I of the Convention, at the Conference of Parties.
– What are the obligations of united nations in the Convention?
-Mongolia joined the Bonn Convention in 1999. States parties to the Convention are obliged to take measures to protect the species within their jurisdiction. In addition, there is a need to collaborate with other countries. The Khonin Bustard has migrated to 12 countries, including Mongolia, Kyrgyz, Kazakhstan, Iran and Tajikistan. Regardless of whether or not these conventions are incorporated, we reflect on our action plan for joint conservation. Our government should initiate a regional initiative to implement the action plan for the protection of lambs in the sense that they have submitted proposals. The next year we invite specialists from non-governmental organizations, researchers, and other countries to plan their cooperation.