Do formal, community-based institutions improve rangeland vegetation and soils in Mongolia more than informal, traditional institutions?
Since the 1990's, herding communities across Mongolia have established over 2000 community-based rangeland management (CBRM) organizations to improve livestock grazing management and reverse perceived declines in rangeland (grassland) productivity. Here, we compare the vegetation and soils of rangelands managed by these formal community-based herder groups (CBRM) with those managed by informal traditional neighborhoods (non-CBRM) in four ecological zones across Mongolia. A companion study shows CBRM used both traditional and innovative rangeland management practices more often than traditional ...
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Reid, Robin S.; Jamsranjav, Chantsallkham; Fernandez-Gimenez, Maria E.; Angerer, Jay; Tsevlee, Altanzul; Yadambaatar, Baasandorj; Jamiyansharav, Khishigbayar; Ulambayar, Tungalag