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  • Could Dogs Help Save the Mongolian Steppe? – Scientific American

    Read Jason Overdorf’s story about Mongolian Bankhar Dog Project and how livestock guardian dogs can be a part of sustainable herding. Photos by Soyolbold Sergelen. Could Dogs Help Save the Mongolian Steppe? “Two days’ drive from the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar, 100 miles from the country’s border with China, the foothills

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  • Become a Part of the MBDP Team!

      Mongolian Bankhar Dog Project is launching our 2018 Crowdfunding Campaign  to raise funds for the expansion of our program.   This year MBDP is placing Bankhar dogs into new regions and sizing up our breeding program. Expanding our the project means expanding our budget, so our goal is to

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  • The Passing of a Beloved Dog

    MBDP suffered a great loss this passed Fall. One of our Bankhar in Mongolia was shot by a group of hunters culling stray dogs near Hustai National Park. His name was Baavgai – the father and name-sake of young Baavgai who now lives in the U.S. This is an unfortunate

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  • Ford Diesel Runaway in Minus 47 Degree Temperatures

    1-3-18 Unfortunately the saga of deep cold has raised its head again. Not only has our Webasto heater failed (we are still looking to get a new one), but our Ford Ranger suffered a “Diesel Runaway” where oil from the turbo is sucked into the engine and causes the engine to

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  • Notes From the Field – The Trials of Field Work

    1-26-18 Withstanding the elements is a huge part of life in Mongolia. Due to severe drought this Summer and high snowfall this Winter, The International Federation of Red Cross estimates 40 percent of the country is experiencing extreme risk of dzud and about 20 percent of the country with high

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