The Next Steppe

Herding has defined life in Mongolia for centuries. But, as the country has become an increasingly important player in global trade, herders have started raising more goats to increase their cashmere yield. That's had a huge impact on some of the world's most critical remaining expanses of grasslands.

Enter NOYA Fibers, a business venture lead by MBA students at Colorado State University. In conjunction with Eastern Steppe herders who are working with The Nature Conservancy on a collaborative conservation plan, NOYA is creating new opportunities for people eager to pursue sustainable livelihoods.

Together, we're working to help Mongolian families maintain the natural balance they've kept for generations. Join us and help protect their future.


x animal

Sign up for Nature eNews!

Sign Up for Nature e-News

Learn about the places you love. Find out
how you can help.

Thank you for joining our online community!

We’ll be in touch soon with more Nature Conservancy news, updates and exciting stories.

Please leave this field empty

I'm already on the list!

Read our privacy policy.