Wild Takhi Research

Mongolian steppes, Mongolia

$895.00

 

The Experience

Take this amazing opportunity to work along with wildlife Researchers and Biologists in the Tov Province located in Mongolia! Assist by collecting data and information on one of the world’s rarest and endangered species of Horses, the Wild Takhi a.k.a Przewalskis Horses!

Wild Przelwaski horses were extinct at one point in time. It was reported that the last Przewalski horse was seen around the year of 1966. Most horses that were classified as ‘wild’ such as the American Mustang were descendants of a certain species of horse known as ‘Feral Horses’. These horses are known to be free-roaming horses of domesticated ancestry that further escaped and adapted to living in the wild. Przewalskis horses on the other hand, has never been domesticated thus making it the only specie that is truly wild in the world today! 
The main objective of the project is to obtain voluntary support and contribution from volunteers around the world to aid the worthwhile research/work on adaptation, biological and ethological issues of the wild Takhi reintroduction, field ecosystem research and other activities. Volunteer for a minimum of 1 week up to a maximum of 4 weeks at this great project in Mongolia! Get in close contact with these magnificent wild creatures, monitor their behavior & growth, collect data on their habitat and the surrounding flora and fauna population and not forgetting, go on Horse Rides over Mongolia’s vast and beautiful landscapes! 

This Is Why

  • Help at Wild Przewalski Research facility/Park and get involved with these amazing & beautiful creatures in Mongolia!
  • Learn about the horses by monitoring their habits, behavior and growth!
  • Go Horse Riding on one of the World’s Endangered species, The Wild Takhi Horses!
  • Visit Mongolian Nomadic families to learn about their culture and way of life!

 
 
Project Details
  • Key Start Dates
    All year round.
  • Package Prices

    01 Weeks: $895.00 US
    02 Weeks: $1395.00 US
    03 Weeks: $1995.00 US
    04 Weeks: $2495.00 US
  • Volunteer duration
    1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks
  • Average Work hours
    Volunteers will work from 6 AM to 12 PM, 5 days per week. Afternoons are free and during weekends, there will be city tours and visiting of local nomadic families.
  • Number of Volunteers
    2
  • Volunteer accommodation
    Available
  • Housing Type
    Volunteers will be sharing a Ger (Nomadic Tent used by Mongolians) with two beds.  We ask each volunteer to keep their own personal items neat and tidy and be willing to help keep the common areas clean and clear of unnecessary items.
  • Internet Access
    No internet access
  • Who Are They Looking For?
    Love of the outdoors and a passion for wildlife is a priority. You should not be fussy, picky or hypersensitive about cleaning as this is one of the main chores. We will not tolerate smoking, alcohol or the use of drugs. Please remember that you are a guest, therefore, respecting the rules is essential.

Fast Facts: Mongolia

Where? Töv Province, Mongolia

Country Size: 1,564,116 km2 
603,909 sq mi

Population density? 3/km2, 1/sq mi

Country Famous for? The Great Walls of China, Ulaanbaatar (Capital City), The Statue of Genghis Khan, Bogd Khan National Park, The Gobi Desert, Snow Leopards, The Mongolian Takhi/Przewalski Horses.

When to visit: Mongolia basically has four seasons, we recommend you travel around Summer time which would be May-August, Winters are really long and can get extremely cold, -24 to -32 Degrees!

  • What's Included
    • Placement
      Wild Takhi Research
    • Accommodation
      Volunteers will be staying in a Ger which is a traditional living tent used by Mongolians. During the cold weathers, a room with a heating system will be provided instead.
    • Meals
      Volunteers will be provided with 3 meals a day. The project tries to accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Volunteers are advised to notify us of such restrictions for meal and grocery planning.
    • Airport Pick up

      The Coordinators will be waiting for you at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation on the project site.
    • Horse Riding
    • Dependent on riding assessment, length of stay and other activities planned during the week.  Efforts will be made for riding, however, a form containing guidelines will be given to volunteers to read and signed before any riding can be done. The project will not be held responsible for any careless incidents.
    • Ongoing service
      If there are any problems with your volunteer project we are always there to help you and mediate between yourself and the organization.
    • Tours
      Through FRONTEERING you have the possibility to book tours in Mongolia after you have finished your volunteer project.
    • 24/7 Emergency contact
      If there are any problems during you stay in Mongolia, you can reach us at any time to assist you.

    What's not included: Flights and Insurance

    Package Price:
    01 Week: $895.00 US
    02 Weeks: $1395.00 US
    03 Weeks: $1995.00 US
    04 Weeks: $2495.00 US

  • RESPONSIBILITIES

    The main objective of this program is intended to get willing support and contribution from volunteers around the world to aid the valuable work/research on adaptation, biological and ethological issues of the reintroduction of Wild Przewalski Horses, field ecosystem research and other activities taking place at the project. The data and information collected by the volunteers is used by the resident biologists and researchers to help them manage the reintroduction of Przewalskis/Takhi into the wild, and to aid the study and protection of the forest-steppe ecosystem.  Moreover, volunteers will be given an insight into the traditional, nomadic way of living of the Mongolian people.Some of your daily duties includes:

    • Collet data on the Horse Harem/Herd and weather.
    • Supply data to biologists and researchers to help them manage the reintroduction of Takhi into the wild, and to aid the study and protection of the forest ecosystem.
    • Apart from the horses, collect basic information on the surrounding Flora and Fauna population and density.
    • Monitor the Horses behavior, growth and use of their habitat.
    • Involvement in the buffer zone research
     
  • Requirements, Guidelines & Policies
    • 18 years of age or older (must be fit and able bodied)
    • Volunteers must commit for at least 1 week or more.
    • Smoking is only allowed in designated areas. If rules cannot be followed, then smoking will not be allowed.
    • Strong work ethics are required: reliable, responsible, honest, good sense of humour, dependable.
    • No animal allergies
    • Extreme Weather (heat & cold), dirt and living in a remote area must be something you can handle.
    • A love for animals and some general experience of caring for an animal is a must!
    • Must read and agree to abide by guidelines and ethics
    • Good communication skills and the ability to work alone
    • Good knowledge of the English
  • Volunteer Benefits
    • The opportunity to volunteer with and learn about a unique group of Endangered species of Horses, the Przewalskis!
    • The opportunity to volunteer with a great team of staff and other volunteers.
    • The opportunity to explore the vast landscapes of Mongolia on Horseback!
    • Learn about the Mongolian culture and way of living!
  • Fast Facts
    • Project location
      Töv Province, Mongolia
    • Area Famous For
      The Great Walls of China, Ulaanbaatar (Capital City), The Statue of Genghis Khan, Bogd Khan National Park, The Gobi Desert, Snow Leopards, The Mongolian Takhi/Przewalski Horses!
    • When to visit
      Mongolia basically has four seasons, we recommend you travel around Summer time which would be May-August, Winters are really long and can get extremely cold, -24 to -32 Degrees!
    • Wildlife viewing
      Good opportunities to see a wide range of Mongolia’s Wildlife and endangered species like; the Takhi Horse, Snow Leopards, Siberian Ibex, Mongolian Saiga, Pallas Cat, The Marbeled Polecat, The Golden Eagle.
      • Itinerary & Details
        Day 1 - Arrive in the Ulan Bator, Mongolia; 
        You will arrive in Ulan Bator where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation at the project.. 
        For 1 - 4 weeks – Observe/Monitor Wild Prsewalski Horses, Collect Data and Provide assistance with basic maintenance and construction around the Facility!
        For the coming weeks you will have a great time working with a great team of staff and Wild Takhi Horses, collecting data on them and their surroundings, and helping with other day to day activities.
        Your last day - you will transfer back to the airport to take a flight back home. Of course it is possible to extend your stay in and travel around; we can help you with trips and/or accommodation you would like to arrange. 
      • Accommodation

        Volunteers live in Shared accommodation in a traditional Mongolian Ger (Nomadic style tent used by mongolians) on the project site each with two separate beds. During the cold weathers, a room with a heating system will be provided instead. Laundry will be done by the project however, there’s a fee attached for this service. Things like plates, glasses, pots and pans, bedding, etc. are all provided so you will not need to bring anything of that nature.

        Things to bring from home

        • Small Backpack/ Day sack, Mosquito/Insect repellant, torch/flashlight or headlamp and a small First Aid Kit. Make these clothes are allowed to get dirty.
        • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers, Comfortable or Soft Boots are essential, and you should also pack some sun block. Riding gear provided.
        • Binoculars, Tents/Ger and sleeping bags will be provided.

        Meals

         

        Three meals a day included during your entire stay. The project tries to accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions.  Volunteers are advised to notify us of such restrictions for meal and grocery planning (Due to the project’s remote location, this is essential).

        Location

        The project is located in Mongolia. It extends through the Khentii Mountains and includes the western edge of the Mongolian steppe at the boundaries of Altanbulag, Argalant and Bayankhangai Soums of Töv Province. The Project is also a national Park and is about 100 km from the capital city of Ulaanbaatar to the west. 

         

        There will be many opportunities to go horse riding, wildlife watching or even visit local nomadic families and learn the Mongolian Culture and way of life!

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