/MONTSAME/. 2000 argali (wild sheep) were counted in Khovd aimag, according to
the recent census.

and ibex usually inhabit the areas of Must, Duut, Altai, Tsetseg, and
Munkhkhairkhan soums in Khovd aimag. An average of 10 argali and 25-30 ibex
hunting licenses are issued annually.

to the long-term program for the protection of Altai argali jointly implemented
by Mongolia and Russia, the population of argali has been constantly increasing
year by year.

according to the census conducted in 2021, 4095 argali were counted in the
border area of Bayan-Olgii and Uvs aimags. The figure shows an increase of 675
compared to the census carried out in 2019, reported WWF-Mongolia.

was established in 1992 by the invitation of the Government of Mongolia and
later officially registered as a branch of WWF International.

its establishment, WWF-Mongolia has implemented the fifth 5-year conservation
program and is currently at the start of the sixth 5-year conservation program.
The program aims to conserve and promote sustainable management of critical
ecosystems, flagship species, and their habitat.