MongoliAid International Inc.

Walking With Gobi Bears – 2017 Edition

July 29th, 2017

Today MongoliAid supporters raised more than $600 towards the next Gobi bear supplemental food drop by hiking over 15.4 km through the Barron Gorge National Park behind Cairns. Only some knees were hurt in the process!



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MongoliAid is planning it’s 2017 Gobi blanket drop

June 23rd, 2017

This week we received the first photos of the 500 Mongolian blankets we have purchased from Bodios of Mongolia, for delivery to remote Gobi communities in September this year. The purchase consists of 300 dormitory/hospital bed sized blankets, plus 200 kindergarten sized blankets. All blankets are made from baby camel wool and yak down. Thus we are striving to support traditional Mongolian herding families.

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LIVE – a Gobi Bear fundraising concert in Atherton

May 28th, 2017



Over 200 people of all ages made their way to The Shed in Atherton for a fundraising concert last night with a difference. Perhaps the world’s first concert for Gobi Bear conservation! Two bands and three duos entertaining the crowds. A HUGE thank you to the Tableland Music Lovers, and to the band members and everyone who came along!

The featured musicians included the A Street Band, No Secrets, the Beatons and acoustic duo Hannah and Claire. We will also benefit from recycling the cans collected on the night!

MongoliAid is buying blankets … again!

May 17th, 2017

MongoliAid today transferred $4200 US = $6000 AU to Mongolia today as part payment towards our purchase of 500 Mongolian-made blankets that will be delivered to remote Gobi communities this September. The blankets will be produced by the Baylag Ulzii LLC, also known as Bodio’s of Mongolia!

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic in Broome is a HUGE success!

May 1st, 2017

Broome is a remote and relaxed town in the far north western corner of Australia. Situated more than 2200km to the north of Perth, the capital of Western Australia, and with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, yesterday it was an unlikely setting for a fundraising event to benefit the world’s rarest bears.

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic was held to raise much needed funds for the critically endangered Gobi bears of Mongolia. Not even the threat of a cyclone off the coast could deter the many patrons who visited the Gobi bear stall on the Broome Courthouse markets’ lawn.

The initiative was the collective brainchild of students from the local Roebuck Primary School, including Matilda Somerville, Gracie Duffield and Spencer Birch, and teacher Sue Duffield. Matilda’s mother Katy Crawford is the founding secretary of Australian based charity MongoliAid.

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic raised over $600 to help MongoliAid fund a supplemental Gobi bear feeding program in the Great Gobi Strictly Protected Area. There are less than 40 Gobi bears left in the GGSPA and scientists and park rangers have struggled to fund the much needed delivery of pelletized biscuits.

Visitors to the Gobi bear stall were able to purchase cupcakes, buy a raffle ticket for a giant teddy bear and to guess the number of jelly beans in a jar. The shady environs of the Courthouse lawns was the perfect place to spread a blanket, to enjoy a fresh dessert and to read and to perhaps think about Gobi bears.

Mazaalai – the Mongolian word for Gobi bears – need all the friends they can get, but within the hearts of the young people of Broome and their fantastic supporters, they have friends in the most far flung of Australian places.

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Gobi bear fund-raising efforts goes coast to coast across Australia!

April 19th, 2017

Broome Teddy bears picnic flyer (courtesy Katy Crawford)

Thank you Katy – this event is happening soon in Broome in Western Australia!

Garage Sale 4 Gobi bears – April 2017 Edition

April 15th, 2017


Today MongoliAid raised over $900 towards our conservation efforts to save the Gobi bear. Thanks again to all donors, supporters and helpers.

Raising awareness about Gobi bears at Atherton State High School

March 9th, 2017


Today MongoliAid gave a presentation to the senior students at Atherton SHS. With a bit of luck the student leaders will be able to co-ordinate a fund raising program to help the Gobi bears. Thanks to Georgia for organizing today’s visit!

MongoliAid to feed Gobi bears again very soon!

March 9th, 2017



MongoliAid transferred funds late yesterday to the MAMA NGO in Mongolia to fund (once again) the Spring 2017 Gobi bear supplemental feeding program within the Great Gobi Strictly Protected Area A Reserve. To celebrate MongoliAid enlisted our elusive Treasurer to model our new circular posters! Thanks John and to everyone else who makes this sponsorship possible!

The Garage Sale 4 Gobi Bears – January 2017 edition

January 28th, 2017



Today’s Garage Sale culminated in another $600 being raised for the Gobi Bear food drop in March! Thanks Kate and Katia for your help today!