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Fenglian Li (China) “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
In a decline on par with that suffered by the American bison in the Nineteenth Century, in the 1990s the saiga antelope of the Central Asian steppe plummeted from over one million individuals to 50,000, dropping a staggering 95 percent in a decade and a half. Since...read more
Bonn, 25June 2009 – On the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), the Russian Federation has enhanced its support for the conservation of the Saiga antelope by signing the agreement established in the framework of the...read more
The Medium term progress report towards the fulfilment of the Convention on Migratory Species’(CMS) international work programme is now available and can be found here, both in English and Russian. For more information on the CMS, please visit...read more
In 2007 the SCA initiated a pioneering Small Grants Programme. This competition aims to build capacity at the grassroots level by enabling individuals to apply for a grant of up to $2,000 for a one-year project on saiga conservation in the wild. The Small Grants...read more
On 20 December, 2008 IRVES 3 Mobile AntiPoaching Unit and police officers detained two Mongolian citizens who killed 6 Mongolian Saigas. A volunteer ranger informed the case of the Saiga poaching and location of the occurrence. The saiga ranger of the Saiga...read more
Bayarbaatar Buuveibaatar, a young scientist engaged in saiga research and conservation activites in his home country of Mongolia, has been awarded $15,000 USD to carry out his Masters research in the USA from the Sidney Byers Scholarship for Wildlife Conservation. The...read more
A quarter of all antelope species are threatened with extinction, according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. The results, compiled by the Antelope Specialist Group of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission, show that out of 91 species of antelope, 25 are...read more
Born from a Central European idea around 1900, the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) was established in 1928 in Palárikovo, Slovakia. Since then, it has gained global recognition as a unique advisor in the field of sustainable use and the...read more
Pirsch, a German magazine for hunting and nature enthusiasts, have published an article on the decline of the saiga antelope, which features information about the work of the SCA. You can download the article here (in German!).read more
At the 7th national contest for Environmental Journalism that was held in Tashkent on 20 December 2008, the SCA’s biannual newsletter Saiga News won the award for the Best Environmental Publication. Members of the jury noted that Saiga News has united every...read more
Founder member of the SCA and Director of the Centre for Wild Animals (CWA), Yuri Arylov, has been interviewed by Russia Today as part of a story on the work of the CWA. The centre is the most successful captive saiga breeding centre in the world, and along with...read more
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