Thanks to The Whitley Fund for Nature and Wildlife Conservation Network the SCA has been able to produce a short film showing how people lived side by side with saigas on the Ustyurt plateau for hundreds of years, until recently when the region’s economic development began to negatively impact its wildlife.
There is hope, however in the ‘Saigachy’ reserve, a new 7352km reserve, of which 3456km is a protected area, with 6 strictly protected areas within it.
The reserve was developed in consultation with the SCA to offer protection to saigas, while introducing renewable and alternative energy to the region and offering local people jobs, training and education.
We hope that once again harmony can be restored between saigas and humans.
Watch it on our Youtube channel: