Nature Site

Hustai National Park

Red deer female
Chuka for Nomad's Land

TΓΆv β€’ Mongolia β€’ 1340 m

Hustai National Park, nestled in the majestic Khustai Mountains of TΓΆv Province, is a cherished national treasure of Mongolia, also known as Khustain Nuruu National Park. Flowing gracefully through its heart is the Tuul River, adding to the park's natural allure.

History:
In 1993, the Mongolian Government bestowed Hustai National Park with the prestigious title of a Specially Protected Area. This designation came just one year after the initiation of the groundbreaking Takhi reintroduction project, aimed at bringing back the Przewalski's horse to the Hustain Nuruu region. Encompassing the Khentii Mountains and stretching across the western edge of the Mongolian steppe, the park lies within the boundaries of Altanbulag, Argalant, and Bayankhangai Soums of TΓΆv Province. Located approximately 100 kilometers west of Ulaanbaatar, the capital city, Hustai National Park is easily accessible for visitors seeking to explore its wonders.

Flora and Fauna:
Covering an expanse of 506 square kilometers, Hustai National Park boasts a rich biodiversity. Its diverse landscape is home to 459 species of vascular plants, 85 species of lichens, 90 species of moss, and 33 species of mushrooms. The park's wildlife includes 44 species of mammals, such as the Altai wapiti, Mongolian gazelle, and Eurasian lynx, among others. Bird enthusiasts will delight in spotting the golden eagle, lammergeier, and great bustard, among the park's 217 bird species. Additionally, Hustai is home to 16 species of fish, 2 species of amphibians, and a diverse array of insects, including a newly discovered soil insect named Epidamaeus khustaiensis.

Recognition:
In recognition of its ecological significance, UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Reserves organization certified Hustai National Park as a member of the world biosphere network of natural reserves in 2002. Furthermore, the park was enrolled as a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 2007.

Hustai National Park stands as a testament to Mongolia's commitment to conservation and biodiversity preservation, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in its natural wonders and ecological marvels.