The buffer zone project can be characterized as a community development project. Effective buffer zone management requires active participation of four specific groups of stakeholders: the herdsmen and the three village communities; municipal councils; the administrative body of Hustai National Park and the Buffer Zone Council. All these participating groups will be involved in the management strategy.
The buffer zone project strives towards the integration of buffer zone and Park management, whereby the sustainable preservation of the National Park’s own unique biodiversity remains the binding factor. The basis of the project is the stimulation of self-help. Control over the grassland areas, water, other natural resources and small-scale enterprises is essential for the sustai The starting point is the smallest possible basic groups of herdsmen and villagers. Guided by experts, these groups will learn to profile themselves and to develop their capacity to estimate, plan, organize, manage and control themselves, the natural resources or initiated enterprises. Understanding and cooperation is the only way to come to the sound management of the grasslands, water resources, improvement of livestock quality, product distribution and other significant issues. The most important groups of stakeholders (herdsmen, park staff, buffer zone committees, Buffer Zone Council, municipal councils and representatives from the relevant ministries) will be involved in a training program. 1 manager, 3 local points, Buffer zone council and buffer zone committee it consist of 25 members.
Buffer zone council/in soums:
- - Chairman of Citizen representive Khural – 1 person
- - Governor – 1 person
- - Herdsman – 5-7 people
- - SPA administrator - 2 people
Buffer zone committee:
- - Chairman of Citizen representive Khural – 3 people
- - Governor – 3 people
- - Herdsman – 15 people
- - SPA administrator – 4 people