In an appropriate celebration of World Camel Day, WCPF and our co-authors are pleased to announce the publication of the article "What is in a name? Common name misuse potentially confounds the …
A Message from Life Patron: Dr. Jane Goodall
Hon. Life Patron: Dr Jane Goodall DBE
Jane Goodall's pioneering study of wild chimpanzees revolutionised how we think about both chimpanzees and ourselves. Read more…
Patrons: Belinda Braithwaite, The Marchioness of Bute, Emma Buchanan, The Countess of Chichester, Professor Yuan Guoying, Peter Hall AO, Kate Humble, Jane McMorland Hunter of Hafton, Dr. Yuan Lei, Gerald Kidd, Damon de Laszlo, Lulu Lytle, Professor David Munro MBE, Amanda Perrett, Romy Shovelton.
Trustees: John Hare OBE, Kate Rae, Lulu Lytle
Please click on the audio clip below to hear a message from our patron Jane Goodall
The wild camel (Camelus ferus, хавтгай, 野骆驼) is the eighth most endangered large mammal on the planet. It is critically endangered. There are approximately 600 in the Gobi desert in north-west China and approximately 450 in the desert in Mongolia. The Wild Camel Protection Foundation (WCPF) is the ONLY charity in the world with a SPECIFIC mission to save this remarkable creature and its pristine desert environment from extinction and destruction.
Critically Endangered (IUCN 3.1)
IUCN Red List
- It costs $2,500 a month to run the MONGOLIAN BREEDING CENTRE. The work is vital to protect the wild camel’s unique genetic make-up and covers salaries of the Manager, Herdsman, and Vet.
- It costs $10,000 every September to provide HAY for the wild camels at the Breeding Centre to survive the long, harsh winter.
- We need $25,000 for a WILD CAMEL EDUCATION PROGRAMME in China and Mongolia.
Please indicate whether your donation should go to BREEDING CENTRE , HAY or EDUCATION PROGRAMME
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