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Looking for an original Christmas gift? Sick of trawling through shops for that perfect item? Then why not buy your loved ones a saiga antelope this Christmas? The SCA have teamed up with our institutional member Spitalfields City Farm to offer saiga adoptions! The...read more
The Saiga Conservation Alliance has been chosen as one of four partner organisation to award adoption certificates to delegates at the 9th CMS Conference of the Parties. These adoptions will fund crucial anti-poaching and monitoring work at the Stepnoi Sanctuary in...read more
Between 29th-31st October, the SCA steering committee, saiga conservationists and enthusiasts met in Almaty for three meetings related to saiga conservation. First on the agenda was a meeting to evaluate the progress towards the Medium Term Work Programme of the CMS...read more
On behalf of the Steering Committee of the Saiga Conservation Alliance, I am delighted to announce the winners of the 2008 SCA Small Grants competition. This competition aims to build capacity for saiga conservation at the grassroots level by enabling individuals to...read more
This project was funded by the British Council BRIDGE programme, and was joint between Imperial College London (Prof. E.J. Milner-Gulland) and Kalmykia State University (Prof. Iuri Arylov). Monitoring the population size and structure of endangered species is...read more
The SCA’s Small Grants Programme 2008 is now officially open! To download an application form or for more information click here. For details of the winners of the 2007 competition, click here.read more
There is a large amount of literature on the ecology and conservation of the saiga antelope, mostly in Russian, but it is scattered in a wide range of local, national and international publications including conference proceedings, theses and internal reports. Much of...read more
In June, SCA founder member Dr. Aline Kuhl was delighted to be invited to speak to members of the US Congress at the International Conservation Caucus Foundation’s (ICCS) Staff Briefing. Her talk, “The Saiga Antelope and political change in post-Soviet...read more
An article in the Independent newspaper published on 31 January has higlighted saiga antelopes as one of the world’s rare-but-ugly species that need greater attention from conservationists, the public and media alike. Jonathan Baillie of the Zoological Society...read more
With the support of the Wildlife Conservation Network, the Saiga Conservation Alliance has initiated a small grants competition. The first round was held in September 2007, and four projects were chosen for support by the Steering Committee. The scheme is aimed at...read more
“BAG Eurasia of NABU” (the working group of the German Society for Nature Conservation (NABU) dealing with conservation projects in Europe and Asia), has just become the latest institutional member of the SCA. Additionally, BAG Eurasia has just announced...read more
On 23rd November 2007, a meeting took place in Nukus, Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan, entitled “Saiga conservation: methods for effective conservation of the Ustyurt saiga population in Uzbekistan”. Representatives from the State Committee for Nature Protection at the...read more
Following the creation of their successful “The Saga of the Saiga” cartoon in 2006, AniMASTER cartoon studios have launched a competition to find a script for the “The Saga of the Saiga 2”. If you’d like to ener a script, or find out more...read more
We successfully raised awareness and funds at various events at this year’s WCN Expo to ensure that our vital saiga conservation work continues. We are extremely grateful to the WCN team for organising the Expo and especially to all our current and new donors,...read more
Committee members from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia, Turkmenistan, the UK and Germany were present to discuss latest developments and achievements within the range states. A strategic plan for 2007-2010 was agreed and winners for the small grant...read more
2007 Small Grants Programme Winner: To produce educational materials for younger schoolchildren, “On the track of the baby saiga”
The Centre for Ecological Projects in Kalmykia has been carrying out environmental education work in schools and children’s homes for a number of years, including running art and craft competitions on the theme of Kalmyk nature and culture, with a particular emphasis...read more
2007 Small Grants Programme Winner: Construction of an ecological trail in the Stepnoi nature reserve
The Stepnoi nature reserve is a haven for wildlife in the Astrakhan region of Russia, protecting not just saigas but also birds of prey, reptiles and other steppe and desert flora and fauna. The aim of the project is to build capacity for ecotourism, which will both...read more
One of our youngest members, Nadezhda Arylova of the Russian Republic of Kalmykia, has just been awarded the Sidney Byers Scholarship for Wildlife Conservation for her studies on non-invasive methods on saiga antelope population monitoring (part of one of the ICCS...read more
The SCA is now one of seven partner organisations of the Wildlife Conservation Network, based in California, US. WCN specialises in supporting small start-up conservation groups, specifically by providing finances, marketing expertise, assistance with donor...read more