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Gobi Desert: Wild Camels: Nuclear Tests

5th August 2017, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Fairlight Hall • Hastings • Fairlight Hall Estate • Details

Fairlight Hall Talks and Workshops 2017

Fairlight Hall Talks and Workshops 2017

John Hare FRGS, the first foreigner allowed into China’s former nuclear test area for 45 years, shares his remarkable experiences covering three expeditions on domestic camels to research the critically endangered wild camel in an hitherto unexplored areas of the 150,000 square kilometre, Lop Nur Desert.

Discoveries include a “naive” population of wildlife trapped deep in the desert dunes which had never encountered and had no fear of man.

Proceeds to the Wild Camel Protection Foundation (WCPF) – a UK registered charity – established to preserve the critically endangered wild camel from extinction. An animal which thanks to the efforts of WCPF was discovered to be in 2008 a NEW and SEPARATE species of camel which survived 43 atmospheric nuclear tests and lives on salt water with a higher content of salt than sea water.

£20 to include coffee and cake

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