The Taimen Conservation Fund (TCF) is a Mongolian non-governmental organization founded in 2004 with the goal of conserving wild populations of Mongolian taimen (Hucho taimen) the world's largest salmon. MAAERI researchers work with TCF staff at their Eg-Uur River field camp near the town of Erdenebulgan in Hovsgol aimag.
Mongol Ecology Center
The Mongol Ecology Center's (MEC) mission is to "ensure a thriving future for Mongolia by transferring best practices to protect and nurture the environment, natural resources and cultural heritage of Mongolia." MAAERI researchers work with MEC to improve management of Lake Hovsgol National Park and to train Mongolian students and park rangers in limnological research techniques.
Sweetwater Travel is a U.S. company which leads fly fishing trips for taimen out of their Eg-Uur River camp. They practice strict catch and release using single barbless hooks as required by Mongolian law. Sweetwater's fishing guides have been critical partners in MAAERI's taimen tagging program on the Eg-Uur River.
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