Profile of Unur Delger
- Name: Unur Delger
- Country: Mongolia
- representing this natural World Heritage Site: Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape
- Occupation and educational background: Since January 2010 I have been working for the GTZ-Program “Climate Change and Biodiversity” in Mongolia. I have studied political economy at the University of Freiburg in Germany.
- Group Affiliation:
- Free-time activities:
Nowadays, spending times with my family is my main free-time activity since I came back home after almost 8 years living and studying abroad. Generally, I do like travelling and reading and enjoy dancing a lot.
- Favourite Quote:
Martin Luther King, Jr.:
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
- My Personal relation to the World Heritage Site:
I am tremendously inspired by the nomadic culture which cultivates pure relationship and harmony between human being and natural environment. And Orkhon Valley demonstrates historically development of this inspiring nomadic lifestyle and its organic relationship with the grassland exceptionally well.
- Important to safeguard my natural World Heritage Site:
Orkhon Valley was and is still the homeland of thousands of people, the cradle of nomadic culture demonstrating important message for mankind toward conservation and protection of environment and illustrates significant stages in human history. Safeguarding this WHS means securing livelihood of nomadic pastoralists and saving precious treasures of cultural heritages.
- Specific problems and threats of my WHS:
Climate change is progressing in Mongolia faster than in any other country in the world. Especially in Central Mongolia, where the Orkhon Valley located is, the temperature is increasing and the precipitation rate is falling drastically. As consequence, ecosystems shifting from south to north and our WHS is in danger of desertification.
- Motivation for participating in the International Youth Forum 2010:
Get in touch with young and inspiring people, to meet people of diverse cultures, to gain deeper knowledge on conventions and other political papers which are internationally in discussions and to be part in COP10 for experience
- Message to the world concerning WHS and biodiversity:
MJ: HEAL THE WORLD AND MAKE IT A BETTER PLACE!