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Latest update on deaths of Mongolian saigas

Unfortunately, latest reports from our colleagues in Mongolia indicate that over 1000 saigas have now died from the ongoing disease outbreak. Tests are still being conducted, but it’s most likely an outbreak of peste-des-petits ruminants, or “sheep and goat plague”,...

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Tragic saiga deaths in Mongolia

Saiga deaths in Mongolia. We have received reports of the tragic death of over 500 Mongolian saigas in recent weeks. This disease outbreak is worrying because the Mongolian subspecies numbers only around 12,000 individuals*. Initial reports suggest that the cause is...

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Latest news about saigas and the tragic deaths in 2015

Read an article written by SCA founder E.J. Milner-Gulland that will get you up to speed on the status of the Saiga Antelope https://theconversation.com/planet-earth-ii-why-more-than-200-000-saiga-antelopes-died-in-just-days-69859    ...

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Saigas are on Planet earth II – 4th December

We’re really excited to see what made the cut in the piece about saigas which will be on Planet Earth II on December 4th. A camera crew went to both Russia and Kazakhstan to film saiga behaviour and to see them calving. However, in Kazakhstan they witnessed the...

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The saigas are migrating!

Did you know that saigas are a migratory species just like whales and penguins! Saigas migrate south to find better pastures in winter. To celebrate the beginning of the migration season school children in the saiga’s range in Uzbekistan hold the ‘Day of...

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Stamping out the illegal trade in saiga horns

Take a moment to look at these images. They are adverts for illegally buying and selling saiga horns, you can easily find them in all cities and villages in Kazakhstan. They are everywhere – on bus stations, light posts, buildings… Demand breeds supply, and saiga...

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How do you monitor an animal as fast as a saiga?

SCA partners in Kazakhstan the ACBK, together with the “Research Institute for Biological Safety Problems” and “Okhotzooprom” carried out their regular monitoring of the Ural and Ustyrt saiga populations from September 20th to October 20th. This work was carried out...

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Climate Change Panel

Have you ever thought about how climate change impacts saigas? It’s not just Polar Bears who are suffering, follow this link and look for the Climate Change Panel link from our supporters Wildlife Conservation Network....

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Christmas cards, gifts and shopping for saigas!

Don’t forget that our shop is now linked to our main website and we are fully stocked and ready to take your orders in time for the holiday season. We have a great range of cards, designed by Uzbek children, saiga toys, embroidery and polo shirts to choose from,...

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Vozrozhdenie island research

The SCA is being funded by People’s Trust for Endangered Species to carry out research into the saiga population thought to inhabit Vozrozhdenie Island in the Aral sea, Uzbekistan. Vozrozhdeniye Island, was, up until Soviet times was an island in the Aral Sea....

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SCA helps to create new ‘Saigachy’ reserve in Uzbekistan

In 2008, we began working with the Uzbek government, local partners and NGOs to create a much-needed safe-haven for saigas and other wildlife in Uzbekistan. Financial support from Disney Wildlife Foundation allowed us to work with local people to ensure their needs...

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Climate Change Q&A with Elena Bykova from the SCA in Uzbekistan

Saturday October 8th During WCN’s Expo in San Francisco 1.30-12.30pm Robertson Auditorium   Join Lena as she sits on a panel of leading conservationists during WCN’s Expo to talk about how Climate Change is impacting saigas. Saigas live on the steppe and semi-desert...

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SCA Launches new website

Thanks to the kind help and support from Houston Zoo we are excited to be able to share our new website with you. The new-look SCA website is full of the latest updates from exciting SCA projects in Central Asia and news on what we are doing to tackle the illegal...

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Saiga Youth Camp 2016

We’re excited to announce that today saw the opening ceremony of our Saiga Kids’ Camp 2016. This year saiga camp welcomes 30 children with teachers from 3 saiga range areas: Nukus, Karakalpakstan and Jaslyk. It is the second time when the leading participants of...

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Donate to the SCA for free!

Did you know if you book via Give as you Live at your favourite travel agents like Thomas Cook and Thomson, you can raise a free donation for us?! We have teamed up with ‘Give as you Live’ and all you have to do is download the free app and then shop...

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