Ranger Amar - Toson Hulstai Nature Reserve
Toson Hulstai Nature Reserve was established in 1998 and protects 4,700 square kilometres of dry steppe ecosystem spread across Khentii and Dornod provinces in eastern Mongolia. Key conservation goals include providing suitable habitat for 50,000 gazelle, doubling the number of active marmot colonies and establishing a viable wolf population.
When we arrived in Hulstai we were met by Amar. For two days he stayed with our group, leading us across the land he protects. In the background is one of the reserve’s few springs, fenced off to keep trampling livestock away from the delicate source point.
Amar is wearing a Nature Conservancy hat, fitting as the reserve is receiving important support from the organization.