Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area

The Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area is a 12,270 km2 (4,740 sq mi)[1] government administered Strictly Protected Area in the Khentii aimag (province) in Eastern Mongolia. Strictly Protected Areas are regions of land designated by the Mongolian government as wildlife preservation areas. Herding and tourism are tightly controlled, and hunting and mining are prohibited. However, the budget for maintaining and protecting these areas is quite small.[citation needed]

Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area
Map showing the location of Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area
Map showing the location of Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area
Map of Mongolia
LocationKhentii Province, Mongolia
Coordinates48°55′N 108°35′E / 48.92°N 108.59°E / 48.92; 108.59[1]Coordinates: 48°55′N 108°35′E / 48.92°N 108.59°E / 48.92; 108.59[1]
Area12,270 km2 (4,740 sq mi)
Established1992

The Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area is located in the Khentii Mountains, and includes the sacred Burkhan Khaldun mountain. This is considered to be the birthplace of Genghis Khan, as well as one of the rumored locations of his tomb.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Khan Khentee Strict Protected Area". protectedplanet.net. Archived from the original on 2013-04-01. Retrieved 2011-12-29.

External linksEdit

  • Nature Conservation - Ecological Research Station Khoninuga: Legal protection status of the Khan Khentey region