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Reports and Publications

Restoration Takes Root in Mongolia: The Darkhid Valley Land Restoration and Management Project.- SERNews, The Newsletter of the Society for Ecological Restoration. Vol. 24. No. 2. Swenson, K. , NZNI, 2009.
http://nzni.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/SER_News24-2.pdf

Community Organization in the Gobi – Experiences in local Governance, Community based Poverty Reduction, Natural Resource Management and Conservation. A handbook for communities, social mobilisers and project field workers (NZNI was the main contributor/ editor); re-published now by UNDP:
http://www.undp.mn/snrm-cbcbdmlmases.html

Case Study “Value Addition and international Niche Marketing of Bactrian Camel Wool – Experiences from Mongolia’s South Gobi”, in “Adding Value to Livestock Diversity – the Promise of Indigenous Breeds for Niche Marketing and Rural Development; Animal Production and Health Paper 168, FAO, with “League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development” 2010.
http://www.fao.org/docrep/012/i1283e/i1283e00.pdf

Governance and Ecosystems Management for the Conservation of Biodiversity (GEM-CON-BIO) Case Study Mongolia – Synthesis Report “Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park, and Conservation by Mobile Pastoralist Communities”. 2007
Schmidt, S. (2006): Pastoral Community Organization, Livelihoods and Biodiversity Conservation in Mongolia’s Southern Gobi Region.- USDA Forest Service Proceedings RMRS-P-39, p. 18-29.
http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs/rmrs_p039.pdf

Depleting Natural Wealth – Perpetuating Poverty. Rural Livelihoods and Access to Forest Resources in Mongolia. (2006) Forestry Policy and Institutions Working Paper. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Rome 2006 (Synthesis report and 5 Case Study Reports from 5 Sites in Mongolia.
http://www.treesforlife.info/fao/Docs/P/ah252e00/ah252e00.pdf

Schmidt, S. (2006): People, Pastures and Protected Areas in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert.- In: People and Deserts (Mary Seely), in: Global Environmental Outlook for Deserts, UNEP.
http://faculty.ksu.edu.sa/archaeology/Publications/

Case Study Mongolia: “People Centered Conservation and Poverty Reduction in Mongolia’s Southern Gobi Region”. Case Study for Workshop on “Organizations of the Rural Poor”, SCOPE, Bangkok, 2005
Schmidt, S. (2005): Developing Community Institutions and Stakeholder Cooperation for Sustainable Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management,- In: Regional Review of CCD Implementation and Best Practices Asia and the Pacific. Eds: Qi Lu, Youlin Yang, and Victor Squires, Chinese Environmental Science Press, Beijing, October 2005.
Bedunah, D.J., Schmidt, S.M. 2004, Pastoralism and Protected Area Management in Mongolia’s Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. Development and Change, Vol 35 No 1, pp. 167-191, Blackwell Publishing.
 http://www.povertyandconservation.info/en/biblio/B1403

Schmidt, S. (2002): Case Study “Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park, Mongolia”- a community managed area. In: Phillips, A. (2002) Management Guidelines for IUCN Category V Protected Areas Protected Landscapes/Seascapes. Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines Series No. 9
Schmidt, S. et al. (2002): Community Organising – A key step towards sustainable livelihoods and co-management of natural resources in Mongolia.- Policy Matters 10, 2002, pp. 74-77. IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy.
Sabine Schmidt (2002): Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park (Mongolia).- in: Hamilton, L. S. (2002) Mountain Protected Areas Update, No. 35, September 2002
Schmidt, S. (2000): Waechter der Drei Schoenheiten.- GTZ akzente 4 (2000): 38-41.
Bedunah, D. J. and Schmidt, S. M. (2000): Rangelands of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Conservation Park, Mongolia.- Rangelands 22 (4): 18-24.

Recent Reports and Publications

Community Organization in the Gobi – Experiences in local Governance, Community based Poverty Reduction, Natural Resource Management and Conservation. A handbook for communities, social mobilisers and project field workers (editor, main contributor) (UNDP, New Zealand Nature Institute, IFAD, GTZ, Ministry for Nature, Environment and Tourism), 2010

Case Study “Value Addition and international Niche Marketing of Bactrian Camel Wool – Experiences from Mongolia’s South Gobi”, in “Adding Value to Livestock Diversity – the Promise of Indigenous Breeds for Niche Marketing and Rural Development; Animal Production and Health Paper 168, FAO, with “League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development” 2010

Governance and Ecosystems Management for the Conservation of Biodiversity (GEM-CON-BIO) Case Study Mongolia – Synthesis Report “Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park, and Conservation by Mobile Pastoralist Communities”. 2007

Schmidt, S. (2006): Pastoral Community Organization, Livelihoods and Biodiversity Conservation in Mongolia’s Southern Gobi Region.- USDA Forest Service Proceedings RMRS-P-39, p. 18-29.

Depleting Natural Wealth – Perpetuating Poverty. Rural Livelihoods and Access to Forest Resources in Mongolia. (2006) Forestry Policy and Institutions Working Paper. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Rome 2006 (Synthesis report and 5 Case Study Reports from 5 Sites in Mongolia.

Schmidt, S. (2006): People, Pastures and Protected Areas in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert.- In: People and Deserts (Mary Seely), in: Global Environmental Outlook for Deserts, UNEP, in press.

Case Study Mongolia: “People Centered Conservation and Poverty Reduction in Mongolia’s Southern Gobi Region”. Case Study for Workshop on “Organizations of the Rural Poor”, SCOPE, Bangkok, 2005

Schmidt, S. (2005): Developing Community Institutions and Stakeholder Cooperation for Sustainable Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management,- In: Regional Review of CCD Implementation and Best Practices Asia and the Pacific. Eds: Qi Lu, Youlin Yang, and Victor Squires, Chinese Environmental Science Press, Beijing, October 2005.

Bedunah, D. and Schmidt, S.M. (2003) Changes in Communal Use of a Recently Established Protected Area in Mongolia.- Development and Change.

Schmidt, S. (2002): Case Study “Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park, Mongolia”- a community managed area. In: Phillips, A. (2002) Management Guidelines for IUCN Category V Protected Areas Protected Landscapes/Seascapes. Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines Series No. 9

Schmidt, S. et al. (2002): Community Organising – A key step towards sustainable livelihoods and co-management of natural resources in Mongolia.- Policy Matters 10, 2002, pp. 74-77. IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy.

Sabine Schmidt (2002): Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park (Mongolia).- in: Hamilton, L. S. (2002) Mountain Protected Areas Update, No. 35, September 2002

Schmidt, S. (2000): Waechter der Drei Schoenheiten.- GTZ akzente 4 (2000): 38-41.

Bedunah, D. J. and Schmidt, S. M. (2000): Rangelands of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Conservation Park, Mongolia.- Rangelands 22 (4): 18-24.

Past Works

Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park and Conservation by Mobile Pastoralist Communities, Mongolia – Case Study for GEMCONBIO (Governance and Ecosystems Management for the Conservation of Biodiversity). – International Workshop on “Strengthening Community Conserved Areas –lessons, needs and recommendations for policy and practice”, Kastamonu, Turkey, October 2007.

“Challenges for Sustainable Pastoralism in Mongolia”. Asia Workshop on Sustainable Land Management (SLM) and National Capacity Self-Assessment, 20-23 November, 2006, AIT – Asian Institute of Technology, GEF, UNDP, SLM, UNEP, Bangkok, Thailand.

“Rural Livelihoods and Access to Forest Resources in Mongolia.” FAO Workshop on Developing a Legal Framework for Participatory Forestry in Mongolia. Ulaanbaatar, November 2005.

“Community Driven Natural Resource Management and Poverty Reduction in Mongolia’s Southern Gobi Region”. National Poverty Alleviation Workshop, National Statistical Office and ADB, Ulaanbaatar, November 2005.”

“Community Driven Natural Resource Management, and Collaborative Management of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park in Mongolia”, Presentation to Workshop of “The Nature Conservancy”, Ulaanbaatar 2005”

“Community Led Natural Resource Management and Conservation in Mongolia’s Southern Gobi Region – The Role of Herder Community Organisations in improving the Governance of Natural Resources and facilitating pastoral Mobility in Mongolia today”. Presentation at the international conference “Dialogue between Cultures and Civilizations: Present State and Perspectives of Nomadism in a Globalizing World”, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, August 9-14, 2004.

“Community Lead Natural Resource Management and Conservation in Mongolia’s Southern Gobi Region – Processes, Impacts and Lessons Learnt”. Presentation in the Central Asia Symposium during the Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management, Salt Lake City, USA, January 25-29, 2004.

“The Role of Herder Community Organizations in improving the Governance of Natural Resources in Mongolia today. – Facilitating Pastoral Mobility”. Presentation to Regional Workshop on CBNRM, Ministry of Agriculture Bhutan, Natural Resources Training Institute, Lobeysa, Bhutan. Nov. 4-7, 2003

“Capacity Development and Self-Empowerment of Community and Local Institutions for Natural Resources and Protected Area Co-Management.Processes, Impacts, Innovations – Lessons Learnt in Mongolia. Presentation to Regional Workshop on CBNRM, Ministry of Agriculture Bhutan, Natural Resources Training Institute, Lobeysa, Bhutan. Nov. 4-7, 2003.

“Community Organizations – Catalysts for better Governance. Experiences from two Protected Areas in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert and Altai Mountains.” , with Otgontsetseg Alexander, Gantuul Sukhee, Sauletkhan Bagiman, Mobile Peoples Workshop, World Parks Congress, September 2003, Durban, South Africa.

“Community Initiatives for Sustainable Natural Resource and Protected Area Management in Mongolia”. Community Based Management of Common Property Resources – Project IDRC (International Development Research Center) and MNE (Ministry of Nature and Environment) Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, October 2002.

“Facilitating Community Initiatives for Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods in and around Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park” Bufferzone Projects in Mongolia,- Approaches and Results, Experience Sharing Workshop, Hustain Nuruu National Park Project, Hustain Nuruu, 18/19 September 2002

“Facilitating Community Initiatives for Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods”, Workshop Altai Tavan Bogd National Park Project – Lessons Learnt – Future Focus NZAID and UNDP, Ulaanbaatar, Sept 12, 2002

“Integrated Prevention of Desertification – German Technical Assistance in developing participatory approaches in natural resource management in Mongolia’s Gobi desert. Project “Nature Conservation and Bufferzone Development/Gobi Project Region” (GTZ UNCCD/GTZ Desertification Project, BMZ Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development), August 5, 2002, Bonn

“Facilitating Community Empowerment for Sustainable Livelihoods and Natural Resource Conservation”, Conference “In Search of Biosecurity: Capacity Building on Access to Genetic Resources, Benefit Sharing and Biosafety in Central Asia and Mongolia”, UNESCO, United Nations University for Advanced Studies, Ministry of Nature and Environment, Academy of Sciences, Mongolia. Ulaanbaatar, 30 June – 3 June, 2002

“Empowered Community Institutions for Conservation, Combating Desertification and Sustainable Livelihoods in Mongolia’s Southern Gobi region”. National Stakeholder Workshop for Formulation of a Project Proposal on Prevention of Dust and Sand Storms in North East Asia. ADB, UNESCAP, UNEP, Ministry of Nature and Environment, Mongolia. Ulaanbaatar, 17/18 June, 2002

“Participatory Approaches in Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources,- Lessons Learnt in Facilitating Community Empowerment in rural Mongolia” Livestock and Natural Resource Management in Mongolia – Workshop. IFAD and Ministry of Agriculture, Mongolia. Ulaanbaatar, April 2/3, 2001.

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