Hustai National Park is an area of scientific interest in terms of vegetation and geographic features. It spans over an area of ancient remnant deciduous forest, the south-western corner of the Khentii Mountain region comes into contact with some of the characteristic elements of the Central Asian desert steppe. One of the main purposes is to become an international research center based on these unique natural characters. Therefore, are organizing (with the help of our researchers) many trainings in cooperation with international universities and institutions.
- Internal training for own staff.
- Training for other organizations by our researchers.
- Training of Mongolian and Foreign universities and research institutions.
- Student practice and practicums.
- International summer camps
Internal training for own staff members.
We live in era with high tech, fast-paced technology, telecommunication and social lives. So it is necessary to train our staff members about our biologist`s research results using different technologies. Internal trainings are shown below:
- Introduction of HNPT, purpose and main goal,
- Flora: vegetation type, pasture, bio-productivity changes in area, factors, challenges and approaches to solve challenges.
- Fauna: species, biodiversity, population number, distribution, abundance, factors, challenges and approaches to solve challenges.
- Takhi reintrodcution
- The law related between the environment and SPA
External training for other organizations
- We are organizing trainings about the Mongolian natural zones; flora and fauna species and their characteristics; distribution and identification for the guides who work in tour operator companies.
- Training on the methodology for organizational field practises and what is expected at National University of Mongolia and other universities.
A total of 300 students have done their placements and practicums in Hustai. They come from such Mongolian academic instutions as: MSUE, MULS, NUM, MSU. HNPT as hosted 60 international students from 10 countires.
International summer camp
Snow Leopard Fund NGO, “Earth Expedition” summer school, Zoological Society of London, Steppe Forward Programme, NUM organized summer school cooperated between HNPT.
HNPT`s research is wide both in geography and in scope. Having a relatively small biologist team means our data could be limited, which could affect our findings. Very spirited people from all over the globe come to Hustai National Park to assist the field research team, during their holidays. These so-called eco-volunteers pay for their own expenses to be citizen scientists. In this manner they contribute to the widening of the knowledge about distribution, habitat use and social behavior of the Takhi. The eco-volunteers input provides Hustai`s staff with much relevant data about the growing takhi population and the carrying capacity of the area. It is also important to mention that their financial contributions help the HNP with the costs of running the research and conservation program. Since 2004, 425 eco-volunteers from 25 different countries helped us.