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Hustain Nuruu National Conservation Park

Hustain Nuruu, Mongolia

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Khustain Nuruu National Park (Mongolian: Хустайн нуруу, Birch Mountains), located in Tov Province (Aimag), is a national park of Mongolia. It is also known as Hustai National Park. The Tuul River runs through the park.

The Mongolian Government declared Hustai National Park as a Specially Protected Area in 1993, one year after the initiation of the reintroduction project of the Takhi (Przewalskii horse) to the Hustain Nuruu. The HNP extends through the Khentii Mountains and includes the western edge of the Mongolian steppe at the boundaries of Altanbulag, Argalant and Bayankhangai Soums of Tov province. The park is about 100 km from the capital city of Ulaanbaatar to the west.

The HNP covers 50,600 ha land which is home to 459 species of vascular plants, 85 species of lichens, 90 species of moss and 33 species of mushrooms. 44 species of mammals have been recorded, including Red deer, Mongolian gazelle, Roe deer, Wild boar, Wild sheep, Ibex, Mongolian marmots, Grey wolves, Lynx, Pallas cat, Red fox, Corsac fox and Eurasian badger. The 217 species of birds include Golden eagle, Lammergeier, Great bustard, Whooper swan, Black stork, Daurian partridge and Little owl. There are 16 species of fish, 2 species of amphibians, and 385 species of insects (including 21 species of ants, 55 species of butterflies, 10 species of bush crickets and 29 species of grasshoppers). A new species of soil insect has been found in the Hustai and given the scientific name of Epidamaeus khustaiensis.

In 2002, the Man and the Biosphere Reserves organization of UNESCO certified the HNP as a member of the world biosphere network of natural reserves. The HNPT was enrolled as a member of IUCN in 2007.

The HNP is one of the best-managed Specially Protected Areas in Mongolia and was the first park to be managed by a Non-governmental Organization specializing in nature and environmental conservation. The park was managed by the Mongolian Association for the Conservation of Nature and the Environment during 1993-2003. A dedicated NGO, the Hustai National Park Trust (HNPT), was established in 2003 and signed a contract with the Mongolian Government which delegated the management of the HNP to the new NGO.

The HNPT conducts operations in five main activity areas as follows:

The Trust has around 60 employees, working in five units as follows:

Since 1993, the HNP has implemented the following international projects, supported by the Dutch Government:

Coordinates: 47°45′54″N 105°52′42″E / 47.76500°N 105.87833°E / 47.76500; 105.87833

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  • WDPA ID93637
  • NameHustain Nuruu
  • Original NameHustain Nuruu
  • Country / TerritoryMNG
  • Sub locationMN-047
  • IUCN CategoryIIWhat is this?
  • English DesignationNational Conservation Park
  • Designation TypeNational
  • StatusDesignated
  • Status Year1993
  • Reported Area km2506.2
  • Marinefalse
  • Governance TypeNot Reported
  • International CriteriaNot Applicable
  • Management AuthorityNot Reported
  • Management Plan URLNot Reported

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Citation:
D. Myagmarsuren (2000). 'Special Protected Areas of Mongolia', Ulaanbaatar: Munkhyn Useg Co, Ltd., 103 pages

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