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
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
To save the critically endangered wild double-humped camel form extinction
Activities» 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: www.wildcamels.com
Through annual surveys which have already established that we have stabilised the population
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 - Project Cost: £10,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £7,500 Printing Printing 5 booklets to schools £2,500 Distribution Distribution 5 booklets to schools
Xinjiang Province, Lop Nur, China
Zakhyn Us, Gobi Altai, Mongolia
The wild double-humped camel and the reserve authorities we are supporting
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.
co-Founder and Trustee
will print one booklet