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Quarter of antelope species threatened says new report

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...

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Introducting our Institutional Members: #1 CIC Wildlife

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...

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Saiga article in PIRSCH magazine

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!).

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Saiga News scoops top award in Uzbekistan

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...

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Centre for Wild Animals, Kalmykia profiled by Russia Today

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...

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Sponsor a saiga for Christmas!

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...

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Saigas adopted at the 9th CMS Conference of Parties

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...

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2nd Annual SCA Meeting held in Almaty

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...

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Small Grants winners announced!

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...

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SCA Small Grants Programme 2008 Announced!

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.

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Saiga Talk on YouTube!

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...

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Saiga featured in The Independent newspaper (UK)

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...

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First round of SCA small grants awarded

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...

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New institutional member and funding for a saiga schoolbook!

“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...

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Saiga meeting in Nukus, Uzbekistan, November 2007

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...

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Script Competition

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...

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WCN Expo – fundraising for saiga

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,...

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SCA Meeting Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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...

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