protecting the mongolian khulan and its habitat

in partnership with the local community

for a better harmony between nature, humans and wildlife 

Our organization

Founded in 2007, Association GOVIIN KHULAN has been working for 10 years in the south and eastern part of the Gobi Desert (Mongolia) to enhance protection of the threatened Mongolian khulan (Mongolian wild ass/donkey) and its habitat, through a multidisciplinary, innovative and sustainable approach that empowers and involves the local community and local professionals for a long term success. To know more about our organization

The Mongolian khulan

The Mongolian khulan is a wild equid and is one of the 5 recognized sub-species 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. To know more about the Mongolian khulan

Our work


hémione de Mongolie creusant un trou pour s'abreuver au niveau du lit d'une rivière asséchée, dans le désert de Gobi, Mongolie / Монгол Хулан

Community-based conservation

Tourism expeditions

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By making a one time or monthly donation to our organization you will make a great and significant contribution to the conservation of this unique and threatened species and the Gobi ecosystem, and will support the local community that works with us. 

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