TITLE

The Wild Bactrian Camel; A Critically Endangered Species

AUTHOR(S)
Hare, John
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Endangered Species Update;Jan-Mar2004, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
There are an estimated 900 wild Bactrian camels that survive in the world today. Located in China and Mongolia, these remnant herds are critically endangered due to ever-increasing threats from wolf-predation, hunting, illegal mining and cross-breeding with domestic camels. The Wild Camel Protection Foundation, WCPF, a UK registered charitable foundation, was established in 1997 in an attempt to do something about this dire situation. Working with both the governments of China and Mongolia, the WCPF has aided in establishing nature reserves and captive-breeding programs to help this species survive.
ACCESSION #
13190516

 

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