Naljirmaa Baljinnyam (Naljir)

I patrol 22,700 hectares (~56,000 acres) of Otgontenger National Park, the area around the Dayan Mountain. I am a landscape planning engineer by training. My uncle Davaadorj was a ranger here back in 2002-2008 and he used to patrol the area which I am currently responsible for. While helping him patrol and ensure that the Dayan Mountain was safe and free of garbage, I was inspired by his work ethic and developed a stronger sense of environmental stewardship. Years later when I retired, I applied to become a ranger and have been serving the park for 9 years now. I have been named as the Best Environmental Officer and I was awarded a Certificate of Honor by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.