New herders’ organisation pledges fight for change
A former Goldman Environmental Prize winner is set to take on the fastest-growing mining industry anywhere in the global South. Mongolia’s Tsetsegee Munkhbayar, a nomadic herder and leader of the “Fire Nation” group, wants an end to irresponsible mining operations it claims are threatening many peoples’ livelihoods. Munkhbayar is currently in jail, after he and members of Fire Nation shot at equipment at a mine in the southern province of Ovorkhangai.