Takhi

Holy Animal of Mongolia


Population Gobi B 90 Animal
back home since 1992


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Takhi

Holy Animal of Mongolia


Population Gobi B 90 Animal
back home since 1992

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Takhi

Holy Animal of Mongolia


Population Gobi B 90 Animal
back home since 1992

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Great Gobi B

Biosphere Reserve


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

South-West Mongolia

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Great Gobi B

Biosphere Reserve


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

South-West Mongolia



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Takhi

Holy Animal of Mongolia


Population Gobi B 90 Animal
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



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News

From the International Takhi-Group

not much snow but low temperatures


Since mid-november snowfall has started at Takhin Tal but snow cover only reached about 10 cm and was even patchy at some places like Takhin us and Chonin us. However air temperature was decreasing rapidly. Still the Takhis are in good shape and had been moving toward their winter ranges lately.

113 Takhis by the end of 2014


By the end of 2014 the Takhi-poulation at Takhin Tal counts 113 individuals, 22 of them being foals. They are living in 9 harem groups, 2 bachelor groups and a mare group which ist still in the fenced area.


During summertime there were a lot of movements within the groups but they are more stable since wintertime has started. However the different groups have been seen grazing very near to each other since autumn which only had been known from the time before extinction in the wild.

Great Honor for ITG-board member Miroslav Bobek


In september 2014 Miroslav Bobek received the "Medal of Friendship" from the Mongolian president. This is a great honor for him and as he says also for the ITG for all the work done for the Takhi-reintroduction.

Learning about the Takhis


Again several young students from schools of the region had the possibility to participate in a fieldtrip to Takhintal. They learned about the ecology of the Gobi B SPA and especially about the Przewalski's horses. Lots of fieldnames in the Gobi B have the word "Takhi" in it and therefore it is important for the children to know about the history of the Takhi extinction and reintroduction in their region.

Three new Mares for the Gobi B


In July 2014, 3 more mares were transported from Prague to Takhintal. Thanks to several years of experience the journey was faster than during the previous years. The Takhis were in a good shape and could even be released during daytime. In the picture Takhi "Bayan" entering mongolian soil.

Takhi's Friends Mongolia


Takhis are getting support from Ulaanbaatar - Alfred Näf and Joachim Göttel founded the Takhi's Friends Mongolia.
Their goal is to raise money, to support projects at Takhintal and to inform people in the city about the Takhi and its importance for the mongolian ecology. Takhi's Friends Mongolia is working in a tight collaboration with "Freunde des Wildpferdes" in Switzerland.

Contacts with Jimsar breeding station in China


In the last weeks of May the contacts with the breeding center of Jimsar near the Mongolian boarder in China has been intensified and two representatives of the Takhintal reintrodutions site have visited the center. It is planned to have more transports of mares in the future similar to the one which was carried out  in 2012.

New Takhi-Exhibition at Gobi Altai Nature Museum


In the nature museum of the Altai museum the wildlife and takhi-room have been renovated thanks to a donation of Chur Nature Museum (Switzerland). The new exhibition was officially opened in presence of the the deputy governor and the head of the Nature Environment department of Gobi Altay.

New ITG board members


At the General Assembly of the ITG on May 13th, three new board members have been elected. Miroslav Bobek and Jaroslav Simek (both Prague Zoo) have already worked for the board and had organized several Takhi transports from Prague to Takhintal in the recent years. Karin Hindenlang Clerc is head of the Wildnispark Zürich Langenberg from where a number of transports of Takhis had been brought to Mongolia at the beginning of the millennium.

Solar driven well in the Great Gobi B SPA


Water sources are very important for the wildlife in the Great Gobi B. In February 2014 a new solar driven well was built near Huduu serten. The well is equipped with a camera trap which will keep record of the wildlife visiting the new well. The new well has been financed by the Mongolian government.


The well has been very well accepted by the wildlife during the year. One harem-group from Takhin Us has seen at the well in september which means that the group has enlarged there homerange very much by the means of the well.

Local administrations agree to Enlargement of the Great Gobi B SPA


The current area of the Great Gobi B SPA is part of four sums (Bugat und Tonhil im Gobi Altai Aimag und Altai und Uench im Khovd Aimag). In this region the the last Takhis in the wild have been seen. By now 90 free-roaming Takhis live in the area.


In order to protect the Takhis and other species which cover long distances, it is important to work towards a bigger protected area. For more than one year work has to be done to enlarge the Great Gobi B SPA. By now all local administrations have agreed to the enlargement in democratic processes. In May 2014 the project will be discussed in the National Parliament in Ulaanbaatar.

Springtime is starting in the Takhintal area


Wintertime of 2013/14 seems to have been relatively mild with little snow cover. Springtime has has started and the Takhis have already left their winter habitats to reach their springtime roaming sites.

For 2014 rangers who are monitoring the Takhis carefully expect quite a lot of foals.

Senior Ranger N. Altansukh received "honorary certificate" from Minister


Specialist N. Altansukh of the Takhintal reintroduction center has received the "Honorary Certificate" of the Ministry of Nature and Green Development (MNGD).

At Takhintal he works for the Great Gobi B SPA as a conservation officer as well as finance manager of the administration. Furthermore he helps coordinating the Takhi reintroduction project at of the ITG in this area. Contgratulation to this award!

Rare guest in the Dzungarian Gobi


On December 10th 2013 our rangers had the chance to take this great picture of a lynx in the Dzungarian Gobi.













 

Media

Downloads and Social Media

Annual Report 2013

Read about goals and achievements in 2013

Takhi Project in National Geopgraphic

Our director of the Great Gobi B SPA and the Takhi-Project has been protrayed in the National Geographic Mongolia!

Im Schatten des Altai (Ornis)

Interesting Article about nature, culture and nature protection in the Dzungarian Gobi; description of the reintroduction project of the Przewalski's horse.

Important Cooperation

Cooperation with DEZA/SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation).
Fact Sheet