Forest fires have burnt about 70 percent of the famous Tujiin nars (Pine forest) in the territory of Selenge aimag since 1996. The Forest Munkh Tsetseg will be more than 500 hectares and complement the government's current reforestation plans.
 

Mongolian forests grow under the Central Asian condition with an extreme climate. So the woods are very susceptible to fire, harmful insects and the influences of adverse human activity. Sadly the forests

Selenge aimag is located in the North part of Mongolia in a beautiful basin of Orkhon and Selenge rivers. Selenge is the first - or last - aimag seen by train travelers shuttling between Ulaanbaatar and Russia.

In the center of Selenge Aimag is Darkhan-Ull, an autonomous region. Darkhan, which means Blacksmith is Mongolia's second largest city, is where we will plant our forest.

Forty-two percent of the Selenge territory is covered with broad-leaved and coniferous forest. With pines prevailing, trees include poplars, larches, birches, Siberian cedars, willows, picea wins. Of berries one can find cowberries, brambles, hippobophae, billberries, black and red currants. Mushrooms grow in the Selenge forest and are harvested.

Wildlife: Ruddy, shellduck, duck, goose, pallas's sandgrouse inhabit basins of rivers. Elks, lynxes, foxes, bears, deer, marmots, boars, wolves can be encountered in the forests, steppes, mountains of Selenge aimag.

Forest fires have burnt about 70 percent of the famous Tujiin nars (Pine forest) in the territory of Selenge aimag since 1996. The reforestation campaign was started in 2002, and the Mongolian government pays for the protection of Tujiin nars. In 2002, pine trees were replanted in over 900 hectares there and 85 per cent of those were able to grow. We expect similar losses and those will be replanted as required. Mongolia replanted 150 hectares of pine trees in 2004, and 200 hectares in 2005. The Forest Munkh Tsetseg will be more than 500 hectares and complement the government's current reforestation plans.

Coniferous and broad-leaved forests occupy 84 percent of the forest reserve, and Haloxylon Ammodendron accounts for 16 percent. 70.4 percent of woodland are covered by the forest and 20.8 percent occupied by the net forest area, respectively. Coniferous and broad leaved forests are in 10465.3 thousand hectares and Haloxylon Ammodendron are in 2040.9 thousand hectares of the woodland. Larch accounts for 58.8 per cent. Cembra pine 5,2 percent, birch 8,8 percent, pine 7,7 percent and Haloxylon 16 per cent of all woods. Spruce, fir, poplar, aspen and willow grow on small scale.

 
       
   
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