Awards & Publications


In 1998 he was awarded an Environmental Award from the State Environment Protection Agency of China for great contribution to saving the critically endangered wild camel from extinction.

In 2004 John Hare was awarded the Ness Award by the Royal Geographical Society for raising awareness about wild camels.

In 2004 the Royal Society of Asian Affairs awarded him the Lawrence of Arabia Memorial Medal for exploration under extreme hazard.

In 2006 the Royal Scottish Geographical Society awarded him the Mungo Park Medal for distinguished contributions to exploration.

In 2009 appointed the sole International Consultant to the Lop Nur Wild Camel National Nature Reserve.

In 2010 he was awarded the Lowell Thomas Award by the Explorers Club of America for his dedication to protecting the critically endangered wild camel.

In 2014 awarded the Mongolian Environmental Protection Medal for outstanding contributions to wild camel protection from the Mongolian Ministry of Nature and the Environment.

In 2016 awarded the Mongolian Nairamdal (Friendship) Medal by the President of Mongolia for his outstanding contributions in protection of endangered wild camels.

In 2017 he was awarded the OBE by Her Majesty the Queen for services to conservation of the wild camel in Mongolia and China.



** indicates titles that are still in print

  • Published by IB Tauris (1)

  • The Mysteries of the Gobi (2009)
  • Published by Little Brown (1)

  • **The Lost Camels of Tartary (hbk and pbk) 1998
  • **Also in German translation (Scherz and National Geographic), Estonian and Chinese
  • Published by Constable and Robinson (1)

  • **Shadows across the Sahara (2002)
  • **Also in German translation: National Geographic
  • Published by Nelson UK (4)

  • Hijack
  • The Dragons of Tiananmen Square
  • Letters for a Spy
  • Ticket to Tallinn
  • Published by Ethnographica (1)

  • Kwandalowa and Itiinate, Cham terracotta pots
  • Published by Hodder & Stoughton UK (10)

  • **Sauna and the Bank Robbers (English and Hausa)
  • **Sauna Secret Agent
  • **Sauna to the Rescue
  • **Sauna and the Drug Pedlars (English and Hausa)
  • **The Fight for Life
  • **God‚ Case No Appeal
  • **The Price of Liberty
  • Leopard‚ Coat. (copyright reverted to author)
  • Elephant‚ Tusk (copyright reverted to author)
  • Rhino‚ Horn (copyright reverted to author)
  • Published by Hodder and Stoughton South Africa (7)

  • Tusk Force
  • Dead Men‚ Bones
  • Lentina and the Nine-Headed Monster
  • To Catch a Thief
  • One Man, Two Votes
  • Mollo and the Fire Bugs
  • Published by Spectrum Books Nigeria (4)

  • **No Condition is Permanent
  • **No Telephone to Heaven
  • **The Power of Corruption.
  • **Flight 800
  • **A primary Hausa course – Books 1-4 (Hausa)
  • Published by Macmillan South Africa (4)

  • Twin Trouble
  • Sleeping Giant Open-Eye
  • Sabotage of Innocence
  • The Mystery of Mister Prince
  • Published by Jacaranda Publishers, Kenya (1)

  • **Janjo and Shika and the Siege of Mombasa
  • Published by Northern Nigerian Publishing Company, Nigeria (3)

  • Sauna Ya Dawo (Hausa)
  • Ka Koyi Karanta – Readers 4 & 5 (Hausa)
  • Published by Penguin South Africa (4)

  • The Fearless Four
  • The Fearless Four, Hijack!
  • The Fearless Four and the Graveyard Ghost
  • The Fearless Four and the Smugglers
  • The following 12 titles, originally published by publishers listed above, were re-published by Hodder Murray in 2006:

  • **The Fearless Four
  • **The Fearless Four: Hijack!
  • **The Fearless Four and the Smugglers
  • **The Fearless Four and the Graveyard Ghost
  • **Dead Man‚ Bones
  • **The Power of Corruption
  • **Magic, Mystery and Mister Prince