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Project information

Wild Camel Education Project

Educational books for school children living near the Gobi Desert in five languages to save the critically endangered wild camel from extinction. Under 1000 remain in the wild in China and Mongolia where they are hunted and terrorised by illegal miners for food.

September 2015 - December 2016

Charity information: Wild Camel Protection Foundation

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  • Need


    Extinction of a critically endangered wild camel - the double-humped wild camel. A 155.000 square kilometre reserve and a breeding centre has already been established.


    Educating the young is the biggest way to get the message through to children and their parents. The books are in English, Chinese, Mongolian, Kazakh and Uighur languages and have been written and translated. We need funds for printing and distribution

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To save the critically endangered wild double-humped camel form extinction


    » Nature Reserve established in China.
    » Breeding Centre established in Mongolia Established in 2004 with 12 wild camels there are now 28 and they are being released into the desert.

    What success will look like

    Through information on our website:
    Through annual surveys which have already established that we have stabilised the population

  • Impact


    Saving the wild camel from extinction. It will be obvious because the wild camel will have been protected and saved.


    We are constantly dealing with the risks from legal and illegal miners both in China and Mongolia. We have been in contact with premier mining companies on this issue.


    Through the web-site and in some cases individually through newsletters which are distributed 3/4 times a year.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £7,500 Printing Printing 5 booklets to schools
      £2,500 Distribution Distribution 5 booklets to schools
  • Background


    Xinjiang Province, Lop Nur, China
    Zakhyn Us, Gobi Altai, Mongolia


    The wild double-humped camel and the reserve authorities we are supporting

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Because the WILD CAMEL PROTECTION FOUNDATION is the ONLY charity in the world dedicated specifically to saving the wild double-humped camel from extinction

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Kathryn Rae

    co-Founder and Trustee

    Yuan Lei



will print one booklet