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Tourism and mineral mining threaten endangered Chinese camels

“Tourism and mineral mining are threatening a critically endangered wild camel species in northwest China, state media reported. There are less than 800 of the two-humped Bactrian camels left in the world and all of them live in the harsh deserts of northwest China and Mongolia, Xinhua news agency said. The Bactrian camels, which are the ancestors of all domestic camels, are even rarer than China's famous giant panda, Xinhua quoted Zhang Yongshan, the head of the Lop Nur Wild Camel Nature Reserve in northwest China, as saying.”

Read the Full Article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060206/sc_afp/chinaanimalscamel_060206172215

Check out Bactrian camel movies: http://www.arkive.org/species/GES/mammals/Camelus_bactrianus/more_moving_images.html

How you can help protect them: www.wildcamels.com

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