The Mongolian Nature and Environment Consortium (MNEC) was established as a non-profit, non-governmental organization to assist decision makers, scientists, and the public and private sector by conducting studies, scientific research and practical activities and by providing information to better understand the environment and natural resources and their sustainable use.
The MNEC is an alliance of 14 nature and environment conservation research institutes, centers and NGOs of Mongolia, committed to joining their efforts and coordinating their activities in all relevant and possible fields of cooperation.
All members of the MNEC are dedicated to fully utilizing their collective expertise and experience to improve the quality of study, research and other activities, and to achieve the highest standard of performance. As inspired by Mongolian nature and environment, the MNEC also seeks to improve the technical and scientific basis for decision making on environmental issues through honest investigations and the application of common sense to problem solving.
Team of of the MNEC is:
Afforestation & Reforestation
Coal methane recovery and utilization
Information technology training
Environmental education and Education for Sustainable development
Scope of activities:
Policy development / Institution building
Including strategies on environment, biodiversity, sustainable development and biological resource conservation / restoration, legislation (review & drafting), environmental law in relation to global environmental treaties, national and regional management & planning policy, institutional and organizational analysis for conservation success.
Environmental planning & management,
Community based biological resource management, “Conservation partnerships” between communities and governments, conservation, management plans for ecosystems and species, water management, wetland conservation & management, science of and planning for ecologically degraded lands and waters, ecosystem and biological resource restoration, capacity building: public education/ people training/ organization, ecotourism: surveys/ economic incentive analysis, public consultation and participation processes, mitigation of ecological impacts of development.
Basic inventories, assessment & valuations
Basic ecological valuations, environmental ethics, ecosystem surveys/ evaluations, vegetation mapping, ecological economics and socio economic surveys, evaluations and assessments related to conservation and sustainable development, terrain analysis, geological mapping, surface/ ground water contaminant geochemistry, hydrogeology, status studies of rare, endangered, threatened, keystone species and other species of known ecological and resource importance, problem focused ecological and biological research, environmental assessment, client needs assessment, valuation/ documentation through films & video, monitoring environmental / biodiversity trends. In addition to the above, the consortium’s services include capability in project management, geographical information systems (GIS), database development and their application in field of environment.
Assisting nations and secretariats to implement global environmental conventions
The MNEC can assist convention secretariats and nations through studies of ecological, socioeconomic and legal issues and problems associated with the implementation of global environmental conventions/ protocols such as: Climate Change, Migratory Species of Animals, Desertification, and other similar multilateral environmental agreements. Policy and management studies, inventories and evaluations may be undertaken, depending on expertise required.
Our pledge and business philosophy
To provide clients with the most conscientious, experienced and knowledgeable consultants available;
To strive for the highest scientific and professional credibility;
To be guided by the scientific knowledge that humanity is an evolved part of the Earth’s ecological whole;
To recognise the intrinsic and extrinsic values of ecological and biological diversity and to be aware of the supreme ethical value of our planetary Ecosphere;
To never advocate programs, management, policy or legislation that weakens or destroys valued ecological functions of biological resources and ecologically sustainable social systems;
To find ecologically, socially and economically sustainable solutions that can be understood, accepted and supported by people, and to enhance the ability and capacity of communities to value nature and to live in greater harmony with the Earth;
To undertake independent analyses of ecological and socioeconomic values that may be affected when strategies for conservation and sustainable development are being drafted and implemented
The Institute of Biological sciences
The Institute of Botany
The Institute of Geo-ecology
The Institute of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry
The Institute of Bio-technology
The Institute of Geography
The Institute of Mining of Mongolian Technical university
The Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology
Eastern Regional Development Center of Mongolia
Research institute of Forestry and Wildlife
Mongolian Society for Conservation of Rare Animal and Plants
Alternative Energy Foundation (NGO)
Medical Plants Association (NGO)
Environment Conservation (NGO)
Donors and countries:
1. Environmental Protection Agency, USA
2. State Environment Agency, China
3. Wild Life Institute, Japan
4. Korean Environmental Institute, ROK
5. World Bank
6. Asian Development Bank
7. Asia Foundation
8. Canada Fund
11. CBD Secretariat
Areas of cooperation:
Preparation of project documents
Day-to-day implementation of projects
Compiling and assembling information and databases
Undertaking surveys and field work
Mongolian Nature and Environment Consortium (c) 2011