Central Mongolia is one of the places most affected by global warming: 1.2 times more than the world average.  Due to increasing aridity, many small springs and waters have dried up in recent decades. In 2019, 12,591 small springs and 512 mineral waters have disappeared. These small springs are located in the most used livestock pastures in Mongolia and are the main sources of drinking water for livestock.

There are 330 soums (villages) in the whole country. Due to environmental degradation, there is a sharp decrease in forest resources, especially between the forest and central Mongolia. Therefore, local communities are trying to learn how to reforest their landscapes in order to preserve their forests and the people living in them. 


Supported Project

In 2021-2022, L'OCCITANE Mongolia and the L'OCCITANE Foundation are supporting the NGO Khorgo's project to teach locals agroforestry practices, starting with the restoration of a forest area consisting of a stream that is in danger of disappearing. The project will begin with demonstrations of planting techniques in public areas and private khashaa (plots of land), with the direct participation of 578 local households and 14 tour operators in the village center of Tariat, Arkhangay province.

A total of 1,200 seedlings will be planted as an example in the village center. Local residents and tour operators will then plant 3,400 seedlings.

Some Figures

Budget 4,564 euros

Goal 14 preserved varieties

Goal 5,500 planted trees

Photos Credit: Khorgo NGO