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Mongolia

Mongolian mountains

Mongolian mountains

Vast expanses of wild country in Mongolia resemble the American West.

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Remote landscape

Remote landscape

Few people live in northwestern Mongolia. The nearest city to the expedition’s jumping off point, Kharkhorin, has a population of only 12,000. The city was Kublai Khan’s capital city when he ruled.

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Tracks

Tracks

Wolverine tracks were found everywhere in the Dharhad region that the Americans explored.

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Rebecca Watters

Rebecca Watters

Rebecca Watters, director of the Mongolian Wolverine Project, makes a home in Bozeman when she’s not overseas. Last spring, Watters and four others spent a month exploring a region of Mongolia to formally document wolverine existence. She plans to return this year to do more research.

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Mongolian herder

Mongolian herder

Mongolians like this herder are key to Watters’ project, providing information on animals as well as help exploring the vast region.

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Wolverine pelt

Wolverine pelt

A wolverine pelt that was trapped by a herder trying to capture wolves hangs on the wall of the man’s home. Locals hold the animals in esteem for their spirit, strength and tenacity.

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Mongolian tepee

Mongolian tepee

An ortz is the Mongolian tepee-like structure that reindeer herders live in during the summer. To Watters it is another similarity to traditions in North America.

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Bozeman scientists travel to Mongolia to offer habitat help

Bozeman scientists travel to Mongolia to offer habitat help

Envision Montana with little or no range management and only marginal environmental regulation and you get an idea of what the stressed portions of Mongolia’s countryside look like.

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Ger

Ger

A ger is the traditional yurt-like housing used by many of the nomadic Mongolian herdsmen and their families.

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Mine tour

Mine tour

A monk in a hard hat waits for the Bozeman group to return to the van during a tour of a Mongolian mine.

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Denuded river bank

Denuded river bank

A Mongolian river bank shows the lack of vegetation in the heavily grazed countryside.  

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Mongolian trip

Mongolian trip

A Mongolian monk talks with Rebecca Watters and Stuart Jennings, who traveled to the country for the Tributary Fund, a Bozeman-based nonprofit.

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Cows and shrines

Cows and shrines

A Buddhist shrine is fenced against cows. The religion was driven underground during occupation by the Soviet Union in the early 1900s.

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Shrine visit

Shrine visit

The group stopped to visit shrines along the way.

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Long trip from home pays off for Rocky student

Long trip from home pays off for Rocky student

Anudari Batjargal came to Rocky Mountain College in 2009 as a 16-year-old freshman from Mongolia.

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Anudari Batjargal is graduating from Rocky Mountain College

Anudari Batjargal is graduating from Rocky Mountain College

Mongolian student Anudari Batjargal is graduating from Rocky Mountain College on Saturday with a degree in aviation management. She also will receive the President's Cup, based on scholarship, leadership and community service.

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Rocky student Anudari Batjargal

Rocky student Anudari Batjargal

Mongolian student Anudari Batjargal is graduating from Rocky Mountain College on Saturday with a degree in aviation management. She also will receive the President's Cup, based on scholarship, leadership and community service.

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Mongolian officials look to Montana wildlife crossings as model

Mongolian officials look to Montana wildlife crossings as model

EVARO — The drone of traffic created a constant roar on U.S. Highway 93 early Monday as a delegation of Mongolian government officials joined scientists in climbing an earthen bank spanning the roadway.

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Bear in highway underpass

Bear in highway underpass

A bear crosses underneath U.S. Highway 93.  

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Bozeman explorer traveling to Mongolia

Bozeman explorer traveling to Mongolia

If you're a teacher and want to integrate your class with an expedition to Mongolia, check out the Adventurers & Scientists for Conservation's website for information on founder Gregg Treinish's upcoming trip to Mongolia.

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