Pearly Jacob

Pearly Jacob

Pearly Jacob is a freelance multimedia journalist and filmmaker currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia. Her environmental reporting and cultural features... have been published by by Al Jazeera English, National Geographic, BBC, DW, EurasiaNet.org, Global Post, the Atlantic, Voice of America and CNN’s former cinematic video platform, Great Big Story.


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Mon­go­lia’s cap­i­tal is one of the cold­est in the world, as well as be­ing among the most pol­lut­ed in win­ter. More than half the res­i­dents liv­ing in Ulaan­baatar’s sub­urbs burn coal to keep warm.

Published On 3 Apr 2017

The two-humped Bac­tri­an camel helped peo­ple set­tle and adapt to life in the Gobi desert of Mon­go­lia, but their num­bers have rapid­ly de­creased in the past few decades.

Published On 20 Mar 2017

A rare species of wild an­te­lope in Mon­go­lia is fac­ing ex­tinc­tion be­cause of a high­ly con­ta­gious dis­ease. Al­most 4,000 saiga have al­ready died and sci­en­tists ex­pect the to­tal to reach 10,000 with­in the next two months.

Published On 14 Mar 2017