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Together with MET-DPAM, the GIZ SPACES project has produced

  • a “Guideline for Visitors of Protected Areas” as an animated video clip based on the international ‘Leave No Trace’ principles, and
  • an animated video clip on “Protected Areas – Safeguarding Mongolia’s Life Support System” that details protected area policies and management in 10 facts related to grassland and pastures, forest lands and deforestation risks, soil resources and erosion prevention, water resources and catchment area protection, plant and animal biodiversity, climate change adaptation, ecotourism and income opportunities, cultural identity and heritage, and research and environmental education.

The STREAM component of the GIZ SPACES project in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the European Union added two animated videos on forest-related themes, which are based on the same characters as the radio drama series under the My Green Mongolia campaign. One is on Forest Fire Prevention and one on Forest Thinning, both as elements of Sustainable Forest Management, which is the main mandate of STREAM. It aims at increasing the capacity of Mongolian communities to implement innovative and sustainable long-term landscape management to address food system challenges and climate stresses.

MET and the GIZ SPACES project have launched a smartphone app called “Baigali,” which means nature in Mongolian, to provide information about 3,000 rare and endangered species of wild fauna and flora in Mongolia. Smartphone users can download the app for free and add information and photos about rare and endangered animals and plants to the app. Foreign and domestic tourists often retrieve environmental information, the app and website representing Mongolian biodiversity can be an important marketing tool in the tourism industry a well as an environmental education for the public in general.

The NGO People Centered Conservation (PCC) has created short, partly animated video clips to foster specific aspects of community-based environmental learning, e.g. on the Green Development Policy of Mongolia, or on a fictional Chinggis Khan complaining about the environmental damages to his homeland. Under the Women’s Land Tenure Security (WOLTS) project in pastoral communities, PCC has focused a blog series on topics such as herder families being split between countryside and town or hope for Mongolia’s herding traditions.

The WWF Khovd Office has produced short video clips explaining further on reviving natural springs, a saiga lamb survey, eco-club summer camps or a dialog with a lifestock herder.

The Hanns Seidel Foundation has started an youth initiative on environmental law in cooperation with the Environmental Education Center. Touring the Center’s learning stations, officers of the Ecological Police informed about environmental crimes and what citzens can do to report these. Short video clips using an podcast style with animations present related topics such as poaching or wildfire prevention, which are then also uploaded to the organization’s Facebook page.