Mongolia's Uur River Near its Confluence with the Eg River
"In an effort to protect these waterways and ensure that the sports fishery is managed on a sustainable basis, a land-use plan was recently developed and agreed to by all stakeholders. This has resulted in the protection of much of the Eg River watershed and funding for the plan's implementation has recently been provided by the Global Environment Fund. This is good news for the Eg and Uur riversbut river conservationists are also hoping that the model used to protect these waterways could be replicated and perhaps applied to other rivers in developing nations." Mark Angelo
For the past four decades river conservationist Mark Angelo has traveled on hundreds of the world's waterways, including the storied Nile, Mekong, Amazon, and Yangtze. Many of his travels and experiences are highlighted in his new Riverworld
presentation that premiered in Vancouver on September 25, and which will be held in other North American cities in coming months.
Celebrating the International Year of Fresh Water, Riverworld
focuses on river travel, the threats confronting rivers, and the plight of many river-based indigenous people and cultures throughout the world.
Angelo is the head of the Fish, Wildlife, Recreation Department at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and is an Order of Canada recipient for his river conservation efforts.
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