Conclusion

Conclusion

We think that the present population of some 350 Takhi (2016) are a solid base for a further expansion of the population. No further imports were necessary after 2000. Not even after two disastrous harsh winters in 2000 and 2009 when millions of live stock died. However, only when the population will have increased to about 500 Takhi we are ready to be really confident about the future of these free roaming horses. All efforts to sustainable preserve this population will lead to nothing if also its habitat, Hustai National Park, enjoys no sustainable protection and is not adequately managed as well. Research, focused at management tasks, will remain essential to be able to take precautions against the dangers that may influence negatively the preservation of small populations of wild life species.

The Mongolians are very proud of Hustai National Park and grateful for all the work the Foundation did for the establishment of the Park. Thanks to them many Takhi returned to their heritable country. However, the task of the Foundation has not ended yet. The staff at Hustai National Park does not yet have the potentials to maintain the sustainable preservation of the Park and the Takhi without help from the Foundation and other sponsors.

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