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Our Young Conservation Leaders are inspirational, carrying out grass-roots conservation projects
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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 –...read more
We are happy to announce one of our Small Grant Awards for 2016 goes to Bibigul Sarsenova, Chair of the Association ‘Society and Environment’, who works in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The award will enable her to review public attitudes to the challenge of conserving...read more
Support for Leading Saiga Breeding Centre. This wonderful centre, run by professor Yuri Arylov was established in 2002 with funding from the local Kalmyk government in order to address the devastating decline in saigas across the region. The CWA was founded primarily...read more
We will be able to support five aspiring conservationists (individuals or groups) with grants of $1000 each.
Following on from the success of the 2015 Young Conservation Leaders award the Saiga Conservation Alliance is pleased to launch the 2016 call for entries from young conservationists based in China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia and Uzbekistan. The SCA recognises that...read more
Объявление программы малых грантов при поддержке конвенции по мигрирующим видам (CMS) и сети по сохранению дикой природы (WCN)
Проекты должны отвечать следующим требованиям: • Быть направленными на сохранение сайгака • Иметь прямое и четкое воздействие на статус сайгака • Сроки выполнения проекта с 15 июля 2016 г. по 15 октября 2016 г. • Иметь бюджет до 5 000 долларов США • Выполняться под...read more
Dr. Eric Morgan is back out in Kazakhstan, visiting the areas where the mass-die off occurred last year. He’s written us another blog about their trip to a much quieter steppe: “It is hard to express how vast and unpeopled it is here on the Turgai steppe....read more
We announce a small grants competition for the conservation of the saiga antelope. The competition is funded by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, Wildlife Conservation Network and administered by the Saiga Conservation Alliance....read more
The ecological festival drew a huge audience in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan, from kindergarten and primary school kids to adults of all ages. This year, Uz-Kor Gas Chemical workers in Ustyurt joined the festival as well. As a part of the Saiga Day, they planted saxaul...read more
First blog from the field, by Eric Morgan Hello, I’m on the train… converging on Heathrow today you might see handful of people lugging microscopes, test tubes and camping paraphernalia – on their way to join an ACBK-led expedition to last year’s saiga die-off sites....read more
Thanks to generous support from our donors, and dedicated work from our volunteer editors, we have been running Saiga News for ten years now. We thought we’d celebrate our tenth year anniversary with a new look, and would like to thank Ashley Goldstein at...read more
Calling conservationists between the ages of 12 and 30 who live in China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia or Uzbekistan
Call for applications Following on from the success of the 2015 Young Conservation Leaders award the Saiga Conservation Alliance is pleased to launch the 2016 call for entries from young conservationists based in China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia and Uzbekistan. The...read more
In continued analyses of samples from the catastrophic mass die-off of saiga antelopes from May 2015, several laboratories have identified the bacterium Pasteurella multocida as the causative agent of haemorrhagic septicaemia, which led to the death of the animals....read more
After the devastating news from Kazakhstan that 88% (over 200,000 saigas) of the Betpak-dala population died during the calving period in May 2015, it has never been more important to support the efforts of the anti-poaching ranger teams in protecting the last...read more
In May 2015 an extraordinary scene unfolded on the steppes of central Kazakhstan. Female saigas gathered in their usual huge numbers to give birth on the open plain over a period of just 10 days, a spectacle thought to be a predator-swamping mechanism and a way to hit...read more
2016 Young Conservation leader arranges training session for children. Last month Begis Sultamuratov, an Enviromental-journalist at the “Jetkinshek” newspaper, and winner of the 2016 SCA Young Conservation Leader award, held a seminar and training event for the...read more
First Ranger Station for the Stepnoi Sanctuary. This population is in critical need of support. Having once numbered hundreds of thousands of animals, the population has dropped rapidly due to heavy poaching. In 2012 it was at 12,000 individuals, but since then...read more