The Taimen Conservation Fund (“TCF”) is a Mongolian based non-governmental organization and is also US registered 501(c)(3) organization. The mandate of the TCF is to promote the sustainable use and conservation of threatened inland waters in Mongolia. TCF takes a holistic approach to its watershed work through it work to enhance local cultures which value environmental health as well as to protect the Taimen and other species which inhabit a watershed.
TCF’s current project is the “Conservation of the Eg-Uur Watershed”. The TCF has secured funding through the International Finance Corporation and Global Environmental Facility (GEF) to develop a natural resource management plan, collaborative management system and community-based enforcement system for the Eg-Uur Watershed.
The TCF is managed by Mr. Erdenbat Eldevochir, the former manager of the GEF-WWF supported Altan Sayan project. The operations manager of the TCF is Chimed Ochir, the former national director for the Mongolian chapter of the WWF. Chimed Ochir has successfully led multiple conservation initiatives throughout Mongolia and Russia. Mr. Eldevochir and Mr. Ochir have staff members under them in the central office in the capital of Ulaanbaatar, as well as three regional offices in the Eg-Uur watershed area.