THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF MONGOLIA, PUBLIC RELATIONS & COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION

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2016-10-07




Meeting With Representatives of International Takhi Group



Today, the President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj welcomed the representatives of the International Takhi Group /ITG/ project. Reinhard Schnidrig, the President of ITG, Mirjam Wuersch, Secretary, and Enkhsaikhan Namtar, Director of the Mongolian Office were present at the meeting.



The ITG was established by Christian Oswald with his friend Jean-Pierre Siegfried in 1999.
In 2013, at the initiative of the President of Mongolia, ITG organized an activity to raise Takhi horses and gave three young Takhi horses to Japan’s Tama zoological park. On the one hand this includes financial support and on the other hand collaborative activities were planned with ITG Mongolia to make the Przewalski’s horse better known in Japan and to emphasize the importance of their reintroduction to Asia.

In recent years, the International Takhi Group worked actively to bring Takhi horses from the zoological parks of the Czech Republic. In 2012-2016, the ITG successfully transported a total of 26 Takhi horses to the eastern Gobi areas of Mongolia. In cooperation with the Prague Zoo and the Embassy of the Czech Republic, the ITG is implementing a number of projects on raising and transporting Takhi horses.