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Mongolia to Map pastures

Ulaanbaatar, /MONTSAME/. At the invitation of the Administration of Land Affairs, Geodesy and Cartography, specialists of the Institute of pasture monitoring and planning of Chinese Inner Mongolia are working in Mongolia.

They have analyzed the both countries’ methods of pasture researches by monitoring pastures of Mongolia with a help of 2000-2006 MODIS /Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer/. Accordingly, a territory of Mongolia is divided into two parts–pasture and depleted pastures, and distinguished in various colors. The delegation also has got acquainted with implementation of the “Green Gold” program in Argalant soum of Tov aimag and with pasture monitoring and research works carried out on experimental area.

From the beginning of May, the Administration of Land Affairs, Geodesy and Cartography will image pastures with a help of MODIS satellite data and will determine research areas available for obtaining data on pasture resources. It will help take into account changes of pasture resources, control a general state of pastures, and prevent animal husbandry from risks. This is also important for proper use of pasture resources, restoring and maintaining ecological balance, and for providing local authorities and specialists with necessary information.