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Elena Bykova – Saiga Conservation Alliance from Wildlife Conservation Network on...read more
The Summer 2011 issue of Saiga News (Issue 13) is now available to download. Uzbek_Issue_13 Russian_Issue_13 Mongolian_Issue_13 Kazakh_Issue_13 English_Issue_13...read more
We are happy to announce that the 2011 Small Grants Programme is now open for applications. This Small Grants Programme is generously supported by the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation, the Mohammed Bin Zayed fund and the Wildlife Conservation...read more
The SCA’s Executive Secretary Elena Bykova received a prestigious Whitley Award, sponsored by the Scottish Friends of the WFN, for her work engaging local communities in saiga conservation. This short, David Attenborough-narrated video draws attention to this...read more
SCA’s Elena Bykova presented prestigious Whitley Award for her work engaging communities in saiga conservation
SCA Executive Secretary Elena Bykova was presented her prize by HRH The Princess Royal during a ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society, London, hosted by The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN). The Whitley Award includes development training and a project grant of...read more
We are pleased to announce that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service have generously agreed to support a one-off small grants competition for the conservation of the saiga antelope. The competition, which will be administered by the Saiga Conservation Alliance,...read more
Mongabay.com (one of the world’s most popular environmental science and conservation news sites) have published an article reviewing our new saiga ecotour....read more
We are happy to announce the launch of the first international saiga ecotour to southern Russia. The SCA has worked with a local tour company, Saga Voyages, to develop a tour of the saiga range area in southern Russia, to run in September 2011. The tour will include...read more
Great news! The SCA’s Executive Secretary Elena Bykova has been short-listed for a Whitley Award – a high-profile, international conservation prize. Lena will be travelling from her native Uzbekistan for the awards ceremony in London week commencing 9th...read more
Representatives of wildlife management authorities in Kazakhstan and experts came together 17-18 February in central Kazakhstan to discuss the implementation of the CMS Memoranda of Understanding on the Saiga Antelope (Saiga spp.) and the Bukhara Deer (Cervus elaphus...read more
2010 Small Grant Winner: Fenglian Li: “Saiga trade market monitoring, outreach campaign and law enforcement support for TCM in Guangzhou, China”
Fenglian Li, of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) China Program, intends to use the grant to expand upon the work of 2009 small grant winner Guihong Zhang, addressing the illegal trade of saiga antelope horn in Guangzhou, China (see corresponding Articles in...read more
2010 Small Grant Programme winner: Pavel Amosov (Russia) “Saiga status and its conservation during migration in the vicinity of the Baskunchak lake”
Pavel Amosov is deputy director for science at Bogdinsk Baskunchak nature reserve in Astrakhan Province, Russia. Pavel has been working in the reserve for 2 years and is responsible for monitoring the status of the reserve’s vertebrate populations. Prior to this...read more
2010 Small Grant Programme winner: Gunbat Gundensambuu and Bayarbaatar Buuveibaatar (Mongolia) “Food habits and overlaps between livestock and Mongolian saiga”
Gunbat Gundensambuu is a Masters student at the National University of Mongolia, studying for a degree in ecology and conservation. The ecology of the Mongolian saiga antelope has featured in Gunbat’s previous studies and will form the basis of his MSc thesis. He has...read more
2010 Small Grant Winner: Aizada Nurumbetova (Uzbekistan) “Training of women in skills of workmanship and needlework to develop alternative livelihood sources on the Ustiurt Plateau, Uzbekistan”
Aizada Nurumbetova is director of the “Keuil nury” Centre for Social Support of Women in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan. Aizada’s grant will be used to develop alternative sources of income for inhabitants of the Ustiurt plateau in Uzbekistan by training local women in...read more
Nearly 12,000 Critically Endangered saiga antelopes have been found dead over the last week in the Ural population in western Kazakhstan. The dead were mostly females who had recently given birth, as well as their calves. The official 2009 estimate of the size of the...read more
As of 10 May 2010 the Saiga Conservation Alliance is a registered charity; registered with and regulated by the Charity Commission for England and Wales (registered charity no.1135851).read more
We are happy to announce that the 2010 Small Grants Programme is now open for applications. The programme is this year again generously supported by the Wildlife Conservation Network and the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation. You can find all...read more
The International Fund for Animal Welfare report expert findings of a critical decline in the Kalmykian saiga population. Saiga numbers reportedly dropped from 14-15 thousand individuals to 8-9 thousand in the North-West Caspian region in the past year....read more
The SCA is launching an emergency appeal to help save the saiga population in pre-Caspian Russia, which is now under severe threat of extinction after a particularly harsh winter and renewed heavy poaching. Your help is needed urgently to strengthen anti-poaching...read more
In collaboration with the Rostov-based tour company Saga Tours, and with the Saiga Conservation Alliance, the UK-based company Eastern Approaches is offering a new cultural tour of the saiga range area in southern Russia, to run in August 2010. The tour will include...read more