The precious landscapes
and biological diversity of Mongolia are not only the life
source and a matter of pride for Mongolians but also they
have regional and global importance because they contribute
to Central Asia's ecological balance and provide the homeland
for numerous globally threatened and endangered species.
Protecting Mongolia's pristine
landscapes and rare species provide not only a reference point
against which to measure and study global change and harmful
environmental impacts but also are an important regional step
toward standing up to the Earth's global environmental crisis,
and preserving an important biological resource.
respect and worship of Nature (based on a deep sense of the
natural interrelations between humans and Nature, which is
not really of a religious origin), can make important contributions
to conservation and an important means to receiving sustainable
benefit from the environment.
All of these together will
allow us to move beyond a way of thinking that separates humans
from Nature and the misguided belief that we are somehow the
owners of Nature. Instead we must follow the sacred path and
the Natural Law that humans arise from Nature, and in the
end we will return to it. Delivering this message to every
single person is the "sacred duty" not only of scientists,
researchers, travellers, and guests, but also of ordinary
people, and that means all of us.