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Tost Uul, Mongolia
  1. To adopt a social-ecological approach to explore how market factors have influenced grazing practices in Mongolia and the implications of these changes for sustainability of cashmere production.
  2. To determine the relative impacts of domestic and wild ungulate grazing pressure on vegetation
  3. To assess the impact of domestic livestock spatial distribution on the distribution of wild ungulates (native prey species for snow leopards)
  4. To explore the current barriers and opportunities for sustainable cashmere production, including the potential for sustainable cashmere certification.





Lead organization:
University of Aberdeen
Study sector:
Agriculture focus:
Study type:
Study design & methods:
Experimental methods such as randomized control trials, Quantitative collection and analysis methods, Qualitative collection and analysis methods
Study scope:
Social issues, Environmental issues, Economic issues
Primary Research Funders:
University of Aberdeen, Snow Leopard Trust
Research Partner(s):
Snow Leopard Trust
Published on:
December 31, 2018
Name of lead contact:
Zara Morris-Trainor