Protecting the Mongolian khulan and the Gobi Desert ecosystem

in partnership with the local community and protected areas

Founded in 2007, Association GOVIIN KHULAN has been working since July 2008 in the south and eastern parts of the Gobi Desert (Mongolia) to enhance protection of the threatened Mongolian khulan (Mongolian wild ass/donkey), other Gobi wildlife and their habitat, through a multidisciplinary approach that empowers and involves the local community, protected areas' rangers and local professionals, for a long term success.


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The Mongolian khulan


The Mongolian khulan (also known as Mongolian wild ass) is a wild equid and is one of the 5 recognized subspecies of the Asiatic wild ass. It represents the largest population of the Asiatic wild ass in the world and occurs only in the Gobi Desert with some small populations in north of China (Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia). The Mongolian khulan is now listed in the IUCN Red List as "Near Threatened" (but was listed as "Endangered" until 2015), in Appendix I of the CITES and in Appendix II of the CMS.


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Travel with us in the Gobi Desert from June 11 to 22, 2023! 


By traveling with our team you will take part to an expedition of a lifetime and you will directly and undirectly contribute to conservation of Gobi wildlife and protection of their habitat.


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In order to protect the threatened Mongolian khulan, other Gobi species and their habitat on the long-term, our approach is based on a multidisciplinary approach and on cooperation and involvement of the local community and of the protected areas' administration in our conservation programme.  


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