The current situation of the delivery of offspring in Mongolia
Currently, of the total dam livestock, 15.9 million or 53.7 percent delivered, with 15.6 million newborn offspring being cared.
All over the world cities are grappling with apocalyptic air pollution but the capital of Mongolia is suffering from some of the worst in the world. And the problem is intrinsically linked to climate change. The country has already warmed by 2.2 degrees, forcing thousands of people to abandon the countryside and the traditional herding lifestyle every year for the smog-choked city where 90% of children are breathing toxic air every day. Population Reporter Stephanie Hegarty finds out why. Video Journalist: Paul Ivan Harris
In Central Mongolia, a cooperative of yak herders take steps to ensure that yaks continue to roam the highlands and help sustain their livelihood and tradition. This is a story of a mission to encourage yak herders to continue herding their animals and find a viable market for their products without having to increase their dependence on goats for cashmere. And this is also about the year's busiest season, spring. And did you know Yak fibre makes for a darn good jumper? Filmed in May 2012. This project was undertaken as a volunteer for non-profit Agronomists and Veterinarians Without Borders...
A Cashmere Story in Mongolia
As the title suggests, this is a story about cashmere. More specifically this a story about the dilemma faced by nomadic herders caught between their reliance on cashmere and the impacts of climate change and overgrazing on the fragile grasslands of Mongolia. Three herders from the North Gobi region of Bayankhongor Province narrate the changes they have witnessed to their environment, how global demand and volatile cashmere prices have changed herding practices and what they think has to be done to ensure their income and environment.