EDGE Fellows Blog

My name is Uuganbadrakh.Ouynkhishig. I am from northern Mongolia. I used to come to capital city Ulaanbaatar to participate school children competitions. In 2002, I participated National Biological Olympiad which is organized annually by National University of Mongolia and I was awarded to study at the university without entrance exam when I was high school pupil. I proud that I chosen to become an ecologist because Mongolia is a rich country in biodiversity, there are many ecological questions need to be answered and Mongolia is home to many globally endangered species.

Long-eared jerboa Uuganbadrakh

I’m currently studying at National of University Mongolia as ecology student. I am going to finish my first degree in May. I am really pleased to be selected as EDGE fellow. It will enable me to study unknown species, Long eared jerboa in Gobi Desert. Not much people saw the species because it is a nocturnal animal. My study will define the threats, habitat requirement and distribution of the species. We will develop species conservation plan based on the research findings. It will be my master thesis. Through the EDGE fellow programme I am expecting to learn not only long eared jerboa but also improving my English and professional skills. I have been in Gobi desert for two summer. Gobi is an amazing place with most hospitable people in the world. I am really looking forward to going to Gobi desert and start my study.


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  1. Vicy said,

    on January 19th, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    Hello Edge admin/scientists/ecologists/fellows/etc.,

    I came across this site accidently and have decided it is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I look forward to reading much more on this blog and this site about the fight against extinction. I myself love animals very much and appreciate all you do.


  2. Wes said,

    on January 20th, 2007 at 9:29 am

    Congratulations on being selected as an EDGE fellow Uuganbadrakh and good luck.

  3. jennifer said,

    on January 22nd, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    i am proud that there are people like you out there helping save these amazing animals and hope your work will inspire other young people to follow in your footstepsdown this truly righteous path

  4. jennifer said,

    on January 22nd, 2007 at 5:25 pm

    i am proud thaqt there are people like you in this world helping these amazing animals and hope your work inspires more young people to follow in your footsteps down this truly righteous path

  5. char said,

    on February 17th, 2007 at 11:30 pm

    hello. i am so very glad this website is out there, along with the people who run it who are trying to balance out the enviornment. what a job! i have been tracking the plight of the baiji myself for some time….ever since reading ‘last chance to see’ by douglas adams in the mid-90’s. it is something that i wish i could have been a part of myself. thanks for trying to help.

  6. NataFouff said,

    on December 19th, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    The Author, you – genius…
    Wow! Good resources here, Enjoyed the visit!

  7. Incown said,

    on March 19th, 2008 at 7:26 am

    How do you do…
    Excellent forum, added to favorites!
    Thanks much!

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