Dashdemberel Choijiljav (Dembe)

I patrol 42,000 hectares (~103,800 acres) of Tarvagatai Nuruu National Park, the area around Ulaan Haalga side. I am an ecologist by training. Having served as a volunteer ranger in Aldarkhaan soum of Zavkhan aimag for a while, I joined Otgontenger National Park in 2004 and have been serving as a ranger since then for 13 consecutive years. As a ranger, I contribute in preserving the scenic natural beauty, wildlife and forests of my native land by improving local community participation in environmental stewardship and rehabilitation, through various measures taken to reduce soil erosion, such as forming groups of herder households to lessen pasture degradation and organizing workshops and trainings to introduce and explain about park mission, regulations and activities.