Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset is organised on a non-profit basis and all proceeds are used to support a variety of preservation projects in Hovsgol National Park and in selected other national parks in Mongolia via our “ecoLeap foundation” registered in Geneva, Switzerland (Register of commerce number CH-660-1328009-0).
park has two small Mongolian towns as well as scores of local nomadic
groups and families, and therefore any conservation efforts must go
hand in hand with these local users of the park. The event therefore
aims to contribute as much as possible to the local economy and to
raise awareness among locals that standards of living can best be
raised by preserving the park and the local culture. We have tried
to achieve this by engaging the local community in the event. This
can range from hiring help to setting the course to hiring local doctors
supervise aid stations. We are also actively encouraging locals to
participate in the race.
All proceeds and donations generated by the event go to supporting Hovsgol National Park. One of our current projects is:
Hovsgol National Park Litter Education
& Control Project
Read about the nomination of Hovsgol National Park for UNESCO "World Heritage Site" status.
Photos by Armin Schirmaier