Arid Ecosystems

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 1–10 | Cite as

Ecological demands on socioeconomic development of Mongolia under climate aridization

Systematic Study of Arid Territories

Abstract

The questions of social and economic development of Mongolia in contemporary conditions of globalization and adverse climatic changes are discussed. It is shown that wildlife and raw material resources of Mongolia are extremely vulnerable to human impacts. Despite the significant biological diversity and richness of renewable and nonrenewable resources, urgent upgrading of the system of exploitation of natural resources within a strict legislative framework and with the obligatory account of age-old traditions of sustainable environmental management is required.

Keywords

natural resources social and economic development biodiversity protected areas regulatory support 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Presidium of the Mongolian Academy of SciencesUlaanbaatarMongolia
  2. 2.Institute of BotanyMongolian Academy of SciencesUlaanbaatarMongolia
  3. 3.Severtsov Institute of Ecology and EvolutionRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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