Przewalski’s horse

Hustai National Park Trust (HNPT), a non-profit and self-funded non-governmental organization, is responsible for management of the park without financial assistance from the Mongolian government. We are dedicated to establishing a sustainable population of Przewalski’s horses, along with protecting the many other endangered plant and animal species found in the park.

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Hustai National Park

Located in Central Mongolia, it is home to the rare and endangered Przewalski’s horses – the only species of wild horses in the world – as well as many other internationally-important plants and animals. Reintroducing for the first time the Przewalski’s horse (P-horse Equus ferus przewalskii Groves, 1986) in the wild was the fundamental reason for establishing the park. The State Great Khural (the legislative parliament of Mongolia) declared Hustai National Park a nature reserve (resolution 83) in 1993. The park covers more than 50,000 hectares. Measurable success and valuable conservation outputs since 1992, earned Hustai to be upgraded to a National Park in 1998 (resolution 115).
Hustai National Park’s mission is to achieve a sustainable population of endangered wild Przewalski’s horses while conserving the park’s ecosystem in a manner that includes the active involvement of local people, enhances knowledge of conservation management and enriches visitor experiences through eco-tourism, which in turn, provides financial support for the park.


Przewalski’s horse

The Przewalski’s horse (Equus ferus przewalskii), also known as “takhi” in Mongolian, is considered to be the last and only remaining wild horse species in the world. Once found throughout the steppes of western Europe and Asia, by the early 1960s, Przewalski’s horses were only found in Mongolia’s Gobi region. By 1969, they were declared extinct in the wild.
The reintroduction was accomplished in association with the Foundation for the Preservation and Protection of the Przewalski Horse and the Mongolian Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment. Every two years, beginning in 1992 and continuing into 2000, Przewalski’s horses from European countries were reintroduced into HNP. By 2002, the population of Przewalski’s horses in the park increased from the original 84 to 150. The number is now 380. This includes 34 breeding harems and more than 80 young stallions. Mongolia is the only place in the world where Przewalski’s horses exist within their historic range; HNP is home to the world’s largest number of Przewalski’s horses in the wild.
– Natural system modifications

– Reintroduce Przewalski’s horses and establish a population that can live in the wild without human intervention.
– Protect endangered species and plants by creating beneficial and suitable habitat.
– Organize comprehensive long-term studies of the park’s landscapes; ecosystems; plant and animal species, populations, and communities; and develop science-based conservation management.
– Develop eco-tourism, making it a reliable source of income for the benefit of conservation.
– Develop community-based conservation to help improve the livelihood of local people.
– Protect archaeological sites.


Rangers Voice

“We have the Przewalski’s horse – the Mongolians call it takhi. It was once extinct in the wild and has been reintroduced so it’s a huge contribution from Mongolia for the world nature conservation”

Dashpurev Tserendeleg
Director at "Hustai National Park" Trust of Mongolia


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