Climate change already has serious impacts in Mongolia and it is most visible with drying up of water bodies. Throughout the country many rivers and lakes have dried up and desert areas are expanding. All of this affects the nomadic people of Mongolia whose livelihoods directly depend on intact ecosystems. Thus, climate change has impacts beyond that of biophysical, but also socio-economic and cultural. They formed a dot on the Dund River in Ulaanbaatar which used to be a big river but now only flows when the snow melts in the spring.