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University of Denver

Publication Date

Fall 2012

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Mongolia: Geopolitics and the Environment


This paper uses the northern Mongolian pine tree forest called Tujiin Nars as a case study to examine forestry and reforestation projects in Mongolia. It outlines the general history of Mongolian forests from socialism to present day, looking specifically at Tujiin Nars. It goes on to identify and examine the five most important factors in the successful reforestation of Tujiin Nars: a stronger economy in Selenge Aimag, committed civil servants, forest policy with harsher penalties for illegal loggers, government support, and local and global environmental awareness trends.


Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment | Natural Resources and Conservation | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Sustainability


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