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NICE-18- 04282 MONGOLIA BUHUG Environment 28/04/2018 11/05/2018

G. Mongolia

Summary Planting trees in big nature of Mongolia! You can also visit gers of local people and feel their wild life:) Application should be sent to MCE.

Background

This workcamp has been organized together with MCE (Mongolian workCamps Exchange) since 2002. Before 1990, the forests were covered with 10% of land, but 7% today, caused by cutting trees without any controls and forest fire. There are increasing activities by some organizations to plant trees but it takes a long time here to grow trees and the current and water level of river has been decreased. So we
should also join this movement and summer workcamps of MCE keep watering, so the forests have been grown quite well. As this project originally started with targeting Japanese people who has series of the national holidays in 04/28-04/30 and 05/03-06, be ready to have many Japanese joining partly!

Work

We will plant trees in MCE orphanage project site by digging holes, planting trees and watering the plants. May is the best and only season to plant trees in Mongolia. We may also visit the orphanage, World Tanabata Action, plant vegetables in the orphanage farm, etc. depending on the situation.

Accommodation

GER (Mongolian traditional tent) and Youth hostel. Very warm sleeping bag is needed! Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Sleeping bag is necessary.

Study theme The future plan of international workcamps in Mongolia and Greening Asia. Bring some info.!

Other activities Cultural exchange program, excursions, etc.
Location Buhug river, located 45km far from Ulaanbaatar. The temperature will be about 10-20 C, but be careful sometimes weather will be changed lot. Sunny, sometimes rainy and windy.

Terminal Ulaanbaatar (MCE will kindly pick volunteers up at the airport! You need to arrive by the end of Apr. 28 and can leave there after noon on May 11.

Requirement To like planting work and simple nomadic life. Mongolian speakers are welcome!

Participation fee 250 USD to be paid on your arrivals. 9 day participants (04/28-05/06) should pay 225 USD.
Language English (Mongolian is also welcomed!)

Other Application for international volunteers should be sent to MCE!! For more info. and applications, please contact with MCE: mce-mn@magicnet.mn