Wednesday, 24 October 2012 03:58

Over 2800 species of plants registered in Mongolia

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Forest plant MongoliaA four-year long research expedition by the Ministry of Nature of Mongolia to study endangered and beneficial herbs in forest, steppe and semi-desert steppe areas of 17 aimags accomplished its mission resulting in discovering of 188 of rare and 70 of endangered plant species in Khovd, Gobi-Altai, Ovorkhangai, Bayankhongor and South Gobi provinces.

Study also revealed that Tuv, Selenge, Orkhon, Bulgan, Arkhangai, Zavkhan provinces are home to 54 species of endangered plant species while Middle Gobi, Eastern Gobi, Sukhbaatar, Dornod and Khentii provinces are home to 41 endangered species of plant.

Studies were also conducted in such areas as Khangain toirog, Mongolian Altai, Great Lake depression, Olon nuur valley, Gobi Altai, Altai Uvurgobi and Zuungar Gobi.

More than 2800 species of plants have been registered in Mongolia with 382 species of them edible or can be used for medicine. 195 of them are need to be protected due to illegal smuggling and mining malpractice, the study reports.