The Association GOVIIN KHULAN is a French non-profit organization co-founded in November 2007 by Anne-Camille SOURIS, ethologist, who is studying Mongolian wild Equids in Mongolia since 2003. First and currently the only NGO in Mongolia mainly dedicated to protect the endangered Mongolian Khulan/Mongolian Wild Ass (Equus hemionus hemionus).
The Mongolian Khulan also known as Mongolian Wild Ass (Equus hemionus hemionus) - which is one of the 5 recognized sub-species of the Asiatic Wild Ass and the largest population of this species in the world - is listed as "Endangered" in the IUCN Red List and in Appendix I of the CITES (Convention of Washington). The population of the Mongolian Khulan has known an important decrease of about 50% since the end of the 1990's.
Our organization’s aims are to:
-enhance knowledge on the Mongolian Khulan’s behavioral ecology, relations between this species and other species (wild and domestic) and human activities, and nature and degree of threats affecting this species survival,
-enhance protection of the endangered Mongolian Khulan and its habitat in partnership with local rangers and communities,
-improve relations between humans and khulans,
-directly involve rangers and local communities in our project to protect this endangered species and its habitat, and make local people “citizen conservationists/scientists”,
-provide local rangers, “citizen conservationists/scientists”, and Buddhist monks partners of our organization with technical material and professional support, as well as to employ some rangers at part-time and full-time all year round,
-inform, raise local awareness, and support young generations in Mongolia, to support the Khulan, other Gobi wildlife and their habitat,
-reinforce links between Mongolian culture and traditions with protection of the Mongolian Khulan, other wild species and environment,
-as well as to provide support to local communities to develop new economic opportunities in alternative of illegal hunting and trade of wildlife and motivate them to take care about biodiversity of the place where they live.
To know more about our organization and our actions:
Our organization is partner and recipient of the 1% for the Planet (www.onepercentfortheplanet.org). If you have a business you can support our organization through the 1% for the Planet. Please contact Anne-Camille SOURIS at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. By supporting our organization as a business you will also join the Association GOVIIN KHULAN Green Business Alliance: http://www.goviin-khulan.com/take-action/become-our-business-partner/