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Khuvsgul Lake In Mongolia Added To UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

Khuvsgul Lake

The ancient Khuvsgul Lake in Mongolia holds nearly seventy per cent of the country’s fresh water supply

At the 34th session of the International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme held recently in Paris, France, the decision was made to add the Khuvsgul Lake in Mongolia to the list of UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves. 

UNESCO set up the Man and the Biosphere Programme as an intergovernmental scientific programme in the early 1970s to establish a scientific basis for enhancing the relationship between people and their environments.


Located in the northern Mongolian province of Khuvsgul at the foot of the eastern Sayan Mountains near the border with  Russia, the lake is known for holding nearly 70% of the country’s fresh water, and 0.4% of the world’s total. It is Mongolia’s largest freshwater lake by volume, and…

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