On World Environment Day (June 5th) of 2014, the Wildlife Conservation Society launched their newly released documentary titled 'Crossings'. This documentary introduces the challenges of promoting development that also respects conservation concerns. Mongolia has various migratory ungulates (namely the Mongolian gazelle, goitered gazelle, saiga antelope, and the khulan) that are being affected by existing railway and highway infrastructure. This documentary introduces both solutions (taken from international case studies), and the places where improvement can be made to legislation and standards related to rail lines in Mongolia. The documentary was met with praise and support from the audience, who were all in agreement that it is possible to make appropriate changes to legislation, and create new standards that mitigate the barrier effect of rail lines to the movement of the spectacular animals in Mongolia. In attendance were the Minister of Environment and Green Development (Mrs Oyun Sanjaasuren), and high-level officials from the Ministry of Road and Infrastructure.
The documentary can be viewed here.