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Mongolia Mission Completed…


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A successful and interesting trip comes to a close…


6 June 2016: An amazing journey through Mongolia and a very successful project wrapped up this week as all the team members dispersed and returned to their home-countries. A full-report will be posted soon, meanwhile read more about this trip here



Placing Puppies…


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A Bankhar puppy welcomed to his new home…


2 June 2016: The team has wrapped up work in the south Gobi, where Mongolian Bankhar Dog Project puppies have been placed, assessments were completed and new potential project participants identified. The team is now heading back towards Ulaanbaatar. Read more about this trip here



The OEX Expedition Team in Mongolia…


The team is on the road in Mongolia …


1 JUNE 2016: JoMarie Fecci from USnomads is part of the Overland Experts expedition working their way through the Gobi desert on a loop south from Ulaanbaatar. The team is meeting with nomadic herders as they travel Read more about this trip here


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THIS MONTH:

Headed to Mongolia with the Overland Experts team on a mission to work with nomadic herders in the Gobi desert. The 12-person expedition team will be providing support for the The Mongolian Bankhar Dog Project, which aims to help save a way of life for the Mongolian nomads and at the same time protect a fragile environment …

COMING UP SOON:
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A few weeks in the backcountry of Serbia to explore and spend some time helping harvest plums in a rural village …


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ABOUT THE MBDP

The Mongolian Bankhar Dog Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to help slow down and reverse the desertification of the Mongolian Grassland Steppes, and to preserve and protect traditional Mongolian culture. Founded by Bruce Elfström in 2011, the MBDP works with nomadic herders in the Gobi desert to revive the traditional use of the livestock guardian dog known as the ‘Bankhar dog’. For more information, or to donate directly to the MBDP, please go to bankhar.org.


ABOUT OVERLAND EXPERTS:
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Overland Experts provides comprehensive training for the military, NGOs, aid organizations and industrial clients that need to operate across complex terrain in less than ideal conditions. Currently OEX has locations in Connecticut, Virginia and North Carolina, each with purpose designed courses to train for different scenarios. Training is conducted across a variety of vehicle configurations, so that teams become familiar with a wide range of engine, transmission, and wheelbase combinations typical in different regions of the world.



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MORE NOTES FROM THE ROAD:
16-31 May – Overland Expo, Mongolia
1-15 May – Paris
April – training desert prep
March – Long Island
February – California deserts
January – El Camino del Diablo
December – Long Island
November – New York
15-31 October – Moab
1-14 October – Vermont
September – Paris
August – Topless For Tatas
July – Rubicon Trail
June – Bantam Jeep Fest, PA roadtrip
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