A leading Mongolian journalist and scholar who directed radio campaigns to protect the Hövsgol - one of the largest freshwater lakes in Mongolia. His efforts led to the shelving of joint Mongolian-Russia plans to mine phosphate in the Hövsgol valley, which would have threatened the lake.
Mr. Jamts has written articles on nature preservation, and rational utilisation and reclamation of natural resources. His publications showed that the cultivation of the Eastern Mongolian steppes would lead to soil erosion and loss of biodiversity and the area was subsequently set aside as a reserve. Jamts' efforts have also resulted in the closure of a number of lumbering companies, dropping the volume of sawn timer by one million cubic metres and saving 10,000 hectares of woodlands. He also initiated the tree-planting movement which aims to plant 70 million saplings.
Tsevesyn Davaajamts is a professor of biology and botany and has published nine books, 40 scientific articles, and more than 80 feature articles on the subject.
His interest in these matters did not confine him inside the walls of academe. He was active in the application of ancient traditions to fatten cattle without damaging pasturelands. He has also led his people in planting over 80 million trees, which have survived to this day because of his method in preparing saplings.
He is also known for his contribution in the publication of Mongolia's national atlas where he provided maps on damaged pastures.