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Uuganbadrakh Oyunkhishig
  • Researcher
  • EDGE Fellow Alumnus
[General description section]
I am an Ecology Master's student from Mongolia who has been selected as an EDGE Fellow to develop a conservation strategy for the Long-eared jerboa. After completing my BSc in Ecology at the National University of Mongolia, I registered to complete my Master's degree at this same institution. I am very worried about the threats wildlife are increasingly being faced with in our developing world. In 2006 I carried out research for the Steppe Forward Programme's community project on sustainable natural resource use and livelihood improvement. During this project I collected data on Saxual tree regeneration, plant biomass and cover, argali and ibex management with eco-herders from Bayandalai soum of Omnogobi aimag (the South Gobi desert). Before this I was a plant ecology research assistant on a project which looked at the dynamics of biodiversity loss and permafrost melt in Lake Hovsgol National Park in Mongolia. Currently I am completing my Master's degree and with the help of the ZSL-EDGE of Existence Programme and a grant from the Research Fellowship Program of WCS, initiating a project that aims to conserve the Gobi's Long-eared jerboa.
Steppe Forward Programme
ZSL, EDGE Fellowship programme: EDGE Fellow Alumni

This project supports in-country EDGE Fellows to help conserve relevant EDGE species

Uuganbadrakh studies the long-eared jerboa in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia.

Relevant species

This small jumping rodent can be distinguished from other jerboas by its enormous ears.

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Research interests
Conservation of Gobi desert small mammals and plant ecology.
Relevant publications
Ariuntsetseg, L., N. Saruul, C. E. Goulden, O. Batkhishig and O.Uuganbadrakh. Livestock Impacts on Steppe Plant Communities at Lake Hovsgol, Northern Mongolia. 2004.
Mobile number: 976-96006312 or 976-95885712
Email: dre_uuganbadrah@yahoo.com;
Associated Blog Posts
14th May 10
Firstly, I’d like to tell Big Hello to dear blog readers. Today I want to interest you my impression in Cambridge. I was very glad for participating in ...  Read

25th Mar 10
Uuganbadrakh Oyunkhishig, EDGE Fellow, has recently arrived in the UK, and will be working with ZSL for the next month on an internship scheme funded by the ...  Read

9th Jul 09
It is not long until the second group of EDGE Fellows arrives in the UK for the annual conservation skills training course, so here Uuganbadrakh gives his im...  Read

11th May 09
EDGE Fellow Uuganbadrakh, who is researching the long-eared jerboa in Mongolia's Gobi desert, tells us here about using radio telemetry to track these little...  Read

20th Feb 09
EDGE Fellow Uuganbadrakh recently sent us some information on human impacts on the long-eared jerboa: The Mongolian Gobi desert contains many ancient obje...  Read

15th Apr 08
Our Mongolian EDGE Fellow Uuganbadrakh has just sent us some more information and photos that he has collected while studying the Long-eared jerboa in Mongol...  Read

2nd Apr 08
Our Mongolian EDGE Fellow Uuganbadrah Oyunkhishig sent the EDGE Team some information on how he has been harmlessly capturing Long-eared jerboas to collect...  Read

30th Jan 08
Now that it is winter and the long-eared jerboas are hibernating, our jerboa EDGE Fellow, Uuganbadrakh is concentrating on studying for his Master's e...  Read

17th Jan 08
We were exhausted from having been up all night, but the intense heat made it impossible to sleep.  We rolled up the base of the ger to get some ventilation...  Read

10th Dec 07
Scroll down to find out more about the expedition to Mongolia's Gobi Desert and view the first known footage of the extraordinary long-eared jerboa in it...  Read

13th Nov 07
Our Long-eared jerboa EDGE Fellow Uuganbadrakh has just sent us details of his hibernation study in Mongolia. This illegal mining is near the habitat ...  Read

26th Jul 07
Uuganbadrakh recently took part in a community conservation project in preparation for the community aspect of his fellowship project.  He participated thro...  Read

12th Apr 07
Next month, Uuganbadrakh will travel to the Gobi Strictly Protected Area to design and test the methods he will use to monitor the Endangered long-eared jerb...  Read

27th Feb 07
Uuganbadrakh, our EDGE Fellow in Mongolia, will be trained to handle the long-eared jerboa by Batsaikhan Nyamsuren, a lecturer and mammal expert of the Natio...  Read

19th Jan 07
My name is Uuganbadrakh.Ouynkhishig. I am from northern Mongolia. I used to come to capital city Ulaanbaatar to participate school children competitions. In ...  Read