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Fieldworks in the “Mongol Daguur” SPA took place within the framework of preparatory activities for transnational nomination “Landscapes of Dauria”

The third working group meeting on the preparation of the nomination took place during the period from 3 to 8 of September 2012, as well as the fieldworks within the Mongolian territory, in the Nature Reserve “Mongol Daguur” and its buffer zone.

The abovementioned field works resulted in allocation of the main areas of an Outstanding Universal Value, evaluation of current territory state of conservation, determination of the nomination’s boundaries and its buffer zone. Photo- and video materials were collected and saved. Prepared documents forming the nomination file were discussed and the detailed plan for further working group activities was executed. 

During the meeting the participants agreed to complete the works on the nomination before the end of November, 2012, to make the final revision of the collected materials in December at the field site of the International Academy for Nature Conservation on Vilm Island, and to submit the nomination file to the World Heritage Centre before February, 1, 2013.


The project on preparation of the nomination "Daurian Steppes" (Landscapes of Dauria), which continue within the framework of Russian–German collaboration in the field of nature conservation, will last until the end of May 2013. The project include the elaboration of the nomination's dossier, performance of field studies in the nominated area, and publication of the booklet "Landscapes of Dauria - the potential World Heritage property". The project is coordinated by the Natural Heritage Protection Fund with the support of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. The experts from the Daursky Nature Reserve and the Mongol Daguur Strictly Protected Area, as well as the employees of the Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences; D.S. Likhachev Institute for Cultural and Natural Heritage; Institute of Biology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences; and the Academy for Nature Conservation (Isle of Vilm), and Dresden University of Technology participate in the project.


Resume of the third working meeting «Daurian Steppes» (Landscapes of Dauria) as a potential transnational World Heritage Property