Another field of our activities is consultancy. Over the last 5 years we have successfully accomplished Cultural Heritage Management Plans for Shar Tsav and Hurdet Caves in Khanbogd of Umnogobi, as well as the world renowned Flaming Cliffs, Southgobi in association with the Institute of Geology and Paleontology, Institute of Archaeology and History of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Tourism Master plan for the province of Hovd AND Umnogobi provinces, Eco-tourism training curriculum and delivery on lake Hovsgol region. In association with the Mongol Ecology Center, Ikh Nart Protected area, Lake Hovsgol National Park, the Hustai Nuruu Nature Reserve and the South Gobi Tourism Association, we have successfully conducted series of trainings for local community groups, tourism companies and park rangers in Hovsgol, Gobisumber, Southgobi, Hovd, Bayan-Olgii and Uvs provinces.
Mongolia is literally strewn with archaeological and cultural sites of world significance, including those registered with the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. However due to lack of resources and knowledge many of these invaluable treasures are being vandalized or worse fall into the hands of criminals. In association with scientific and governmental institutions Ulaanbaatar Tourism Association is working to create plans to protect and create usage of these sites which does not put stress on the resource yet allows locals to benefit from it.
The purpose of interpretation is to provide memorable, meaningful, and inspirational experiences related to a particular site or resource and to strengthen public understanding of the full meaning and relevance of the country’s natural and cultural resources. Interpretation is needed on all levels throughout science and research, service industry and conservation. With proper interpretation it is possible to not only save money and resources but also raise funds that are very much needed in a small, struggling economy like mongolian. We at UBTA work with both individual organizations, like regional museums or lodging operators and communities to create interpretive plans, train interpreters and provide assistance on all levels.