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Mongolian Camel Coaxing

A combination of environmental change, urbanization, and fewer herders learning the tradition of Camel Coaxing have left the practice in danger of being lost. This led the Mongolian government to petition UNESCO that the coaxing ritual for camels be given a place on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding, The ritual was added to the list in 2015.