Unudelgerekh Batkhuu

Ono Batkhuu is a partner at UB International, which offers practical solutions and training on interpretation, sustainable tourism and protected areas management to create a long-lasting impact.
Before joining UB International, Ono worked as a founding director of Mongol Ecology Center (MEC) for nine years. Currently, she serves as a Founder & Co-Chair of the Board of Directors. MEC established Rally for Rangers (RfR) in 2014, a nonprofit effort that is committed to protecting the world’s special places by empowering rangers around the world with new motorcycles and equipment. To date, MEC and RfR have worked to strengthen the management of the protected areas and initiated various programs to advance conservation and education skills of the park staff, promote environmental leadership among youth, rehabilitate and expand park facilities, support tourism-related workforce development for local community members and build collaborative bridges between Mongolia, Europe, and America.

Ono is also a co-founder of “Ger” Youth Center, a non-profit organization that serves Mongolian children in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an alumna of the Executive Leadership Program of the National Parks Institute, a collaboration between Yosemite National Park, University of California Merced, and the US National Park Service. She is a Certified Interpretive Guide & Host Trainer by the National Association for Interpretation of the United States. In 2017, Ono served as an advisor to the Minister of Environment and Tourism.