Five new wild camel calves (one females and four males) have been born this spring at the wild camel breeding centre at Zakhyn Us. All the calves are well and healthy and another one is due …
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: The Marchioness of Bute, Emma Buchanan, The Countess of Chichester, Professor Yuan Guoying, Peter Hall, Kate Humble, Jane McMorland Hunter of Hafton, Gerald Kidd, Damon de Laszlo, Colin McIntosh, Professor David Munro MBE, Amanda Perrett, Romy Shovelton, Yuan Lei.
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 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
The following testimony has just been received from Cincinnati Zoo in the USA: Dear John Hare, I never knew how amazing camels were until I got the privilege to work with them at the …
John Hare and Dr Adiya Yadamsuren in discussion at the new site WCPF’s wild camel breeding centre site at Zakhyn Us has reached capacity. There are currently 35 wild camels (young and old) at …