Sunday, November 2, 2008

Friends of the Park NGO

While I know that our letter writing campaign will raise awareness of this cause, I think a more organized effort is needed to protect the Children’s Park and other open spaces in Ulaanbaatar. The way forward would be the creation of a conservancy like the one that protects New York City’s Central Park. There are many other models to use, such as the San Francisco Park’s Trust and The Royal Parks in London. Obviously, the first goal of the Children’s Park conservancy would be to make sure the park does not disappear altogether! Having accomplished that it would work to protect all open spaces in Ulaanbaatar (well, those that still exist, anyway).

A conservancy that could be registered as an NGO would be most effectively initiated by Mongolians based in Ulaanbaatar. If any UB-based Mongolians reading this blog feels passionate about saving the last open spaces in the city, please feel free to contact me. I’d be happy to discuss ideas.

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