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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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Our Young Conservation Leaders are inspirational, carrying out grass-roots conservation projects

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Meet our 2016/7 Young Conservation Leaders

The SCA recognises that it is imperative to support the next generation of conservationists, and so with our Young Conservation Leaders award we aim to support aspiring conservationists (individuals or groups) with grants which allow them to carry out grass-roots...

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Latest SCA educational mural comes to Kalmykia

Russian Mural 2016 – written by Rory McCann For the past 4 years, I have worked as a mural artist, with a focus on using my art to inspire people to have a greater interest in wildlife. Without a doubt, the most exciting and rewarding work I have done to date has been...

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Small Grant Award winners announced

Announcing the winners of the 2016 SCA Small Grants Programme, supported by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. This year we are pleased to be supporting three exciting projects proposed by local conservationists within the saiga’s...

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Small Grant Award Winners: Russia

Public Outreach – an important tool in improving the protection of saiga in the North-West Caspian The saiga population of the North-West Caspian remains critically endangered, with about 3500 animals. Their main threat being poaching for their horns which are...

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Small Grants Award Winners: Russian group

We are pleased to announce that a group of people from Kalmykia, Russia have been awarded our Small Grants Award, kindly sponsored by the CMS. Catherine Ochirova, Pyurvenova Boskhomdzhievna and Hope Yurevna will be developing a booklet called “Saiga –...

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