Tost Uul, Mongolia
- 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.
- To determine the relative impacts of domestic and wild ungulate grazing pressure on vegetation
- To assess the impact of domestic livestock spatial distribution on the distribution of wild ungulates (native prey species for snow leopards)
- To explore the current barriers and opportunities for sustainable cashmere production, including the potential for sustainable cashmere certification.
University of Aberdeen
Study design & methods:
Experimental methods such as randomized control trials, Quantitative collection and analysis methods, Qualitative collection and analysis methods
Social issues, Environmental issues, Economic issues
Primary Research Funders:
University of Aberdeen, Snow Leopard Trust
Snow Leopard Trust
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