Takhi

Holy Animal of Mongolia


Population Great Gobi B SPA 235 Animals
back home since 1992

read more

Takhi

Holy Animal of Mongolia


Population Great Gobi B SPA 235 Animals
back home since 1992


read more

Great Gobi B

Biosphere Reserve


Area 9'000 km2
Height
aprox. 1000 Meter above sea level

South-West Mongolia



read more

Great Gobi B

Biosphere Reserve


Area 9'000 km2
Height
aprox. 1000 Meter above sea level

South-West Mongolia



read more

Great Gobi B

Biosphere Reserve


Area 9'000 km2
Height
aprox. 1000 Meter above sea level

South-West Mongolia

read more

Takhi

Holy Animal of Mongolia


Population Great Gobi B SPA 235 Animals
back home since 1992

read more

Takhi

Holy Animal of Mongolia


Population Great Gobi B SPA 235 Animals
back home since 1992

read more

Great Gobi B

Biosphere Reserve


Area 9'000 km2
Height
aprox. 1000 Meter above sea level

South-West Mongolia




read more

Support Counts

Thank you for your support

Please support us with a
  • single donation

  • membership
to establish a solid foundation for the survival of the Wild Horse in Mongolia.
You help to protect a unique environment and its ecosystem



Friends of the Wild Horse
c/o Stiftung Wildnispark Zürich
alte Sihltalstrasse 38
8135 SIhlwald
phone +41 44 722 55 22
info@savethewildhorse.org

Account AKB, 5001 Aarau
CHF:
IBAN CH07 0076 1016 0117 6052 3
EUR:
IBAN CH91 0076 1016 1078 6040 3


Donate now

Research

Re-Introduction of Wild Animals needs extensive Research

Resarch according to the Standards of the IUCN


The International Union for Conservation of Nature IUCN requires an extensive, accompanying research for all re-introductions of wild animals. In 1999, a permanent research and supervision station was established at Takhintal.


It is located in the north-eastern corner of the SPA. Over the years it has been upgraded and today it provides the necessary infrastructure and communication facilities for a year-round research.
The research station is the basis for investigations concerning behaviour and habitat of the Takhis and other wild animals in the Dzungarian Gobi. In the meantime, research has grown considerably and meets the standards of the IUCN.

Collaboration between the Universities of Vienna and Ulan Baatar


Research is coordinated by the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology (FIWI) of the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna.

Being on Location


The immediate presence of the scientists on location is the basis for a long-term and successful reintroduction of the wild horse. At the same time, it is also important for the development and establishment of the Gobi B Strictly Protected Area reserve.


Local rangers guarantee a continuing monitoring of the Takhi population and tmake sure that the rules of the protection area are followed.

Mongolian Responsibility as a long-term Goal


Transfer of knowledge and technology between the different organisations involved, shall enable the Mongolian scientists to manage the project on their own responsibility on a long-term basis.

Oyunsaikhan Ganbaatar, who had worked at the research station for his master thesis, is now the director of the Takhi- station and of the National Park Great Gobi B Strictly Protected Area. At present, he works on his PhD-theses with the topic of the reintroduction of the takhis being supervised by the University of Ulanbaatar and the FIWI.

News

from the scientists

Status of the Przewalski's Population

The latest research report shows figures about the popuation size of the Takhis and their gorup compositions. It reveals news abour their spatial organization in and gives an insight in the wildlife monitoring made in 2012.