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Welcome to The Taimen Fund

Thank you for visiting taimenfund.org.

The Taimen Fund is committed to protecting the world's remaining wild taimen. In Mongolia, our partners include an international alliance of NGOs, government agencies, communities and private businesses, all interested in the survival of Mongolia’s emblematic species for watershed conservation. Our mission is to protect and conserve this unique aspect of Mongolia’s natural and cultural heritage, and we are dedicated to innovating a variety of conservation approaches designed to maintain the ecological integrity of the watersheds upon which taimen depend.

Our conservation efforts focus on anti-poaching measures and the education of local communities. We facilitate the creation of sustainable models of recreational fishing by promoting sustainable “catch and release” fishing practices, and we implement campaigns to increase awareness and support programs that improve general scientific knowledge of taimen and its associated habitats. We work with local and national government agencies to help generate regulatory, management and enforcement improvements. Ultimately, we want to see Mongolia’s rivers remain wild and free of hatcheries, permanent streamside development and substantial flow alterations. Therefore, we work to protect rivers on a scale that is ecologically meaningful and will result in the conservation of wild taimen populations.

We thank our partners and donors who have supported efforts to conserve this wonderful species, and have helped make our programs so successful. Your donations directly fund projects that keep taimen where they belong – in the beautiful rivers of Mongolia.

We welcome you to take a moment to read about taimen conservation, our partners and our team. We look forward to working with you and keeping you informed, so do check back with us for regular updates.

We are excited to share our enthusiasm for protecting the world’s largest trout species!


Charlie Conn, Executive Director