The Gobi Biome Project
2018. A group of young researchers from France/Canada, Spain, Romania and Japan will travel to the southern part of the Gobi Desert in September 2018, to assess
biodiversity in this part of the Gobi Desert. They will bring with them a pocket sequencer, molecular biology toolkit and a drone. To know more about their research project, follow this
Our organization and its president and research director will provide to this research group our expertise on conservation of the Mongolian khulan and other Gobi wildlife, and on field work in this region of the Gobi Desert.
We cooperate with the Small Gobi A and B protected areas' administration and rangers since the beginning. Our organization did provide them with technical equipment (GPS, binoculars, digital cameras as well as few camera traps). We also did provide some rangers with training to use and set up camera traps in their working areas applied to research on the ecology of the Mongolian khulan.
ARKive, which is gathering together very best films and photographs of the world's species inton one centralized digital library, to create a unique audio-visual record of life on earth. Preserved and maintained for future generations, ARKive is making this key ressource accessible to all, from scientists and conservationists to the general public and school children. http://www.arkive.org/asiatic-wild-ass/equus-hemionus/#text=Facts
SPOT Europe has provided to our association in april 2008, a satellite personnal tracker and messenger that will permit to track our progress when in the field, to send message about our status and to call for help if needed. Using 100% satellite technology, SPOT works around the world, even where cell phones don’t.
The MTO / TFN Group provided us in December 2008 with a small lap-top (LENOVO trademark) for our field work: enter data, cartography, and to show to local people videos and pictures about the Mongolian wild ass conservation as part of our actions for information and education of local people to biodiversity conservation in Mongolia.
The WildArt Mongolia Expedition
We heartily thank those who have supported and actually support our conservation programme for showing interest to our actions and to values we defend.
Thanks to your support, we have been able to develop our project since 2008, and to date to conduct a total of 7 missions and research field trips in Mongolia, in the south and southeast
Since the beginning we have secured support from the local population, protected areas managers, rangers working inside and outside of protected areas, governors of administrative units/sums, schools, and Buddhist monasteries, of the area where our project is conducted since 2008.
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This French association donated in 2005, 1,600 Euros to Miss Anne-Camille Souris for her research project for the conservation of the Mongolian Khulan. This donation was used for the mission conducted for two months in 2008 and was completed by about 5,000 Euros from Anne-Camille SOURIS's own contribution.
National Geographic Society Conservation Trust
Anne-Camille Souris, our research director, did obtain a 16,500 USD grant from the National Geographic Conservation Trust in 2009 to conduct research and conservation actions for the protection of the Mongolian khulan. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/projects
Anne-Camille SOURIS obtained a grant of 3,860 USD from the CZS CBOT Endangered Species Fund to conduct research and actions for Mongolian wild ass conservation in the south and southeast Gobi during the autumn 2010. This grant has been complemented by private donations made to the association (320 Euros) and the Anne-Camille SOURIS's own contribution.
In 2012, our organization has received a grant of 21,500 Euros from The Prince Bernhard Nature Fund in support to our project “Research, Information, Education and local people involvement to save the Mongolian wild ass or 'Khulan'”. The funding will be used for the mission conducted during the summer 2012 and the spring 2013.
In May 2015, our organization has received a grant of 12,500 USD grant from the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, in support of our project: "protection of the Mongolian khulan through: research, involvement of protected areas' rangers and the local community, and environmental education" that we conducted in partnership with a Mongolian organization.
In May 2015, our organization has received a grant of 19,860 Euros from the Van Tienhoven Foundation for International Nature Protection, in support of our project: "protection of the Mongolian khulan through: research, involvement of protected areas' rangers and the local community, and environmental education" that we conducted in partnership with a Mongolian organization.
50,000 MNT (about 35 USD) donated by the Department of nature and environment of Dornogovi province, located in Sainshand, with support from the MACNE (Mongolian Association for Conservation of Nature and the Environment) to participate to gas expenses for the mission conducted during the summer 2012.
The travel agency Eternal Landscapes which is one the travel agencies with which we cooperate for our tourism and conservation expeditions, support our work by donating us some of their annual profits.
The Association GOVIIN KHULAN has been a recipient of the 1% for the planet movement. 1% for the planet is a global movement of about 1,500 companies worldwide that donate a minimum of 1% of their sales to a network of about 3,000 environmental organizations like ours. 3 French companies: FairTrad, Solutions Graphik'n Print, Donkey and Co., have been supporting our actions as of the 1% for the planet.
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