More than 700,000 animals died because of the brutal weather phenomenon called dzud in Mongolia


A total of 710,740 animals have died so far this year in Mongolia due to the extreme wintry weather known as “dzud”. The dzud is a brutal weather phenomenon in Mongolia where a dry summer followed by a frigid winter kills vast numbers of livestock either by starvation or cold.

700,000 animals were killed by a extremely brutal weather phenomenon called dzud in Mongolia in 2018. via Xinhuanet

Snowfall covered up to 50 percent of the country, with 66 administrative subdivisions in 12 provinces experiencing dzud or near dzud conditions. Among the provinces, Khovd and Uvs in the west, Khuvsgul in the northwest, as well as Khentii in the east registered the highest rates of animal death.

Nearly 40 percent of the country’s nomad population is dependent on animal husbandry and rain-fed agriculture for livelihood.

Thousands of herders lose their animals almost every year to the dzud, which forces them to seek new opportunities in the capital city of Ulan Bator. In 2016, more than 1 million animals were killed by the dzud.

Follow us: Facebook and Twitter

via Xinhuanet





Source link

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Stephen Hawking’s voice to be BEAMED to nearest black hole in fitting farewell | Science | News
Air quality in Delhi deteriorates beyond severe levels after dust storm sweeps over western India
Bud about to make landfall, rain over southern Arizona and New Mexico expected late Friday into Saturday
Rapidly intensifying, possibly planet-wide dust storm affecting Mars
UFO news: Residents startled as ‘UFO’ object lights up night sky in Russia | Weird | News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *