MNT 151 Mln Damage Caused to Environment Due to Wildfires

MNT 151 Mln Damage Caused to Environment Due to Wildfires

10 May 2011

published bywww.ubpost.mongolnews.mn


Mongolia — In the first four months of 2011, 49 wildfires have been recorded nationwide.
The Fire Department in cooperation with the police have found those responsible for 22 forest and steppe fires from the total and a criminal case is initiated against a person who caused a big fire.

MNT 1, 5 million have been fined from the guilty parties.

As a consequence of the wildfire, 7996,5 thousand hectare of forest, over one million hectare of steppe, a Ger, three barns, 42 heads of livestock were destroyed and the ecology suffered a damage equal to MNT151 million.

Five of the 49 wildfires originated from Russia.


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