Finally … after a very tough and long journey we are delighted to report the fencing materials for the second wild camel breeding centre have arrived at Toli Bulag, Mongolia. […]
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, Damon de Laszlo, Professor David Munro MBE, Amanda Perrett, Romy Shovelton.
Trustees: Kathryn Rae, Lulu Lytle, Gerald Kidd, Rory Buchanan, Jimmy Woodrow
Founders: John Hare OBE FRGS (died 28 Jan 2022) and Kathryn Rae
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
Latest news from the WCPF
We are delighted to report that work has started on building the second wild camel breeding centre at Toli Bulag, Mongolia. The buildings have been completed and Adiya is now organising the truck to come from China with the metal poles, gates and strong mesh fence. A huge thank you to everyone who has donated […]
WCPF is delighted to announce that six wild camel calves were born this spring at the breeding centre in Mongolia. The Knowsley vets were there in April and have reported that all six are in good health. Their annual visit to captive wild camel breeding centre is an essential part of the successful management of […]
It has been a tough last twelve months. And almost a year since John Hare passed.
However I am very pleased to say the wild camels are doing well. Four wild camel calves were born last Spring and we are expecting more wild camel calves this March. …
Dr Yuan Lei, Director of the Lop Nur Arjin Shan Wild Camel National Nature Reserve, writes with wild camel news from China. …
John Hare OBE FRGS, cofounder of the Wild Camel Protection Foundation, was an explorer.
The Royal Geographical Society has accepted all his expedition materials and agreed to have a John Hare FRGS Expedition Collection at the RGS. …