“Zosiin Ar” Pasture User Group of herders of Tes soum of Zavkhan aimag was formed in May, 2009. The group has 15 herder households which share the same four season pastures.

For several years, herders have been discussing about degradation of winter reserve pasture behind “Zosiin Ar” mountain. Because, some herders families use it all year around without break in summer, autumn and winter.

During first and second PUG meeting majority of herders voted for freeing this winter reserve pasture from animals till 1 November. Some herders were against, but with the strong resistance of the majority all herders agreed to move. PUG Leader took a minute of the meeting about the agreement and have all participants signed on the minute. It was agreed that all herders move out within the same week and made a schedule for everyone to check once in a month if there is any one moved in. It was in June, 2009. After only one year, pasture has showed signs of recovery and herders were pleased and the pasture is under regular resting for whole spring, summer and autumn.

 

June, 2009                                                                                                                                                     June, 2010