Archaeology of the Mongolian Steppe
Help discover and document the vital cultural resources within the stunning Ikh Nart Nature Reserve. On this unique and interdisciplinary team, you’ll have the once-in-a lifetime opportunity to assist Earthwatch scientists researching the cultural and archaeological aspects of managing a national nature reserve. You’ll identify and document (but not excavate) significant archaeological and cultural sites within the Ikh Nart reserve’s boundaries so that wildlife management plans can take these cultural resources into account - and vice versa.
Wildlife of the Mongolian Steppe
This magnificent region of semi-arid grasslands and rocky outcrops is one of the best hopes for wildlife in central Asia. Argali sheep, lesser kestrels, cinereous vultures, and other animals threatened throughout their range find a stronghold here. Herds of graceful Mongolian gazelles and goitered gazelles roam freely through the reserve. For the past several years, Earthwatch teams have worked to study and conserve the area's wildlife, including the "near-threatened" argali—the largest mountain sheep in the world with huge, curling horns.
- Program ID: #2046
- Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia UlaanbaatarMongolia47° 50' 33.5688" N, 106° 55' 8.202" EMN