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The Mongolian Bankhar Dog Project | Bruce Elfstrom | TEDxConnecticutCollege

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Published on Jun 4, 2015

Bruce Elfström talks about his work bringing back the Mongolia Bankhar Dog to protect the livelihood of Mongolian farmers and breeders.

Bruce Elfström is a biologist by training, and an explorer and outdoorsman by profession. Born to an American documentary filmmaker father, and Swedish writer and UN employee mother, Bruce was born in New England and called home places ranging from Beirut Lebanon and coastal Maine. Logger, commercial fisherman, zookeeper and more, he established Overland Experts LLC, an expedition training business, in the late 1990 creating a job that allowed him to keep the adventure going. He first became aware of Mongolia’s desertification and conservation problems on a trip to the Mongolian steppe in 2006. Discovering several families still using original. While spending most of his working time training groups as diverse as Navy Seals to Red Cross, Bruce began a non-profit organization after running an IMAX film in Mongolia. Bruce founded Mongolian Bankhar Dog Project in 2011 to put his varied knowledge to practical use.


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