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Przewalski horses in a birch forest

Hustai Nuruu National Park is located about an hour from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Przewalski horses went extinct in the wild in the 1970s, and the only remaining members of the species were in zoos. In the 1990s, some Dutch zoos took a few horses and released them at this park. Eventually they gave the project over to the Mongolian Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment, and MACNE runs the project to this day. Volunteers stay at the camp with tourists and perform research on the horses.


== Species== Przewalski horses (Equus przewalski), a medium sized horse with bay coloring and zebra stripes on the backs of their knees. They are considered critically endangered.


== Requirements== You must be healthy, over 18 years old, and able to speak English. There is a fee, which covers your accommodation and food. Hepatitis A vaccine would be a good idea, since it is relatively common in Mongolia.


== Location== An hour outside Ulaanbaatar. The program includes trips to Ulaanbaatar and other nearby towns. They also take you to visit a local family and stay with them overnight. Fly into Ulaanbaatar, and you will be picked up from the airport.


== Contact==

www.ecovolunteer.org

www.hustai.mn

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