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Test Your Knowledge!

Mongolia: Test Your Knowledge!

Test your knowledge of Mongolia, where the Conservancy is helping local communities to make endangered grasslands more resilient to climate change. Click on the links that you think best answer each quiz question below. Good luck!

  1. In what year did Mongolia declare the world’s first national park?

    1600

    1600 | Incorrect

    1778

    1778 | Correct

    1865

    1865 | Incorrect

    1923

    1923 | Incorrect

  2. What percentage of the Mongolian steppe has protected status?

    More than 20%

    More than 20% | Incorrect

    15%

    15% | Incorrect

    9%

    9% | Incorrect

    Less than 6%

    Less than 6% | Correct

  3. By establishing and strengthening protected areas in Mongolia’s Eastern Steppe, the Conservancy hopes to help which of the following species adapt to the stresses of climate change?

    Mongolian Gazelle

    Mongolian Gazelle | Correct

    Bactrian Camel

    Bactrian Camel | Incorrect

    Gobi Bear

    Gobi Bear | Incorrect

    Giant Panda

    Giant Panda | Incorrect

  4. How has the transition to a market economy in Mongolia led to land use shifts that are damaging grasslands and worsening climate change impacts?

    The increasing threat of overgrazing

    The increasing threat of overgrazing | Incorrect

    Increased number of cashmere goats which eat not just grasses but also their roots, destroying vegetation cover which can lead to desertification

    Increased number of cashmere goats which eat not just grasses but also their roots, destroying vegetation cover which can lead to desertification | Incorrect

    The shift to non-traditional goat-dominated herds, leading to overgrazing

    The shift to non-traditional goat-dominated herds, leading to overgrazing | Incorrect

    All of the above

    All of the above | Correct

  5. Grassland ecosystems, which help absorb carbon emissions, have suffered severe reductions worldwide. By how much have grasslands been reduced from their original range?

    30%

    30% | Incorrect

    40%

    40% | Incorrect

    50%

    50% | Correct

    60%

    60% | Incorrect

  6. The grasslands of Toson Hulstai Nature Reserve lie in the heart of Mongolia’s Eastern Steppe, which covers:

    50 million acres

    50 million acres | Incorrect

    70 million acres

    70 million acres | Correct

    90 million acres

    90 million acres | Incorrect

    100 million acres

    100 million acres | Incorrect

  7. The Eastern Steppe faces a number of urgent threats, including:

    Overgrazing, which reduces native grasses

    Overgrazing, which reduces native grasses | Incorrect

    Fragmentation resulting from mining operations

    Fragmentation resulting from mining operations | Incorrect

    Climate change, which is damaging the grasslands local people and species need

    Climate change, which is damaging the grasslands local people and species need | Incorrect

    All of the above

    All of the above | Correct

  8. An "aimag" is Mongolian for:

    "Province"

    "Province" | Correct

    "Animal"

    "Animal" | Incorrect

    "Steppe"

    "Steppe" | Incorrect

    "Stream" or "River"

    "Stream" or "River" | Incorrect

  9. When Mongolian rangers from Toson Hulstai Nature Reserve came to the U.S. to learn more about how to help grasslands adapt to climate change, which state did they visit?

    Montana

    Montana | Incorrect

    Alaska

    Alaska | Incorrect

    California

    California | Correct

    Texas

    Texas | Incorrect

  10. What percentage of Mongolians still live traditional nomadic lifestyles?

    30%

    30% | Incorrect

    40%

    40% | Correct

    50%

    50% | Incorrect

    60%

    60% | Incorrect

Scoring

0-3 Correct:  Stay positive, and fill in the holes of your Mongolia knowledge!

4-7 Correct:  Not bad. In any case, brush up on Mongolia!

8-10 Correct:  Expert status. But are you taking action to protect Mongolia?

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