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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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Small Grants Award Winner: Kazakhstan

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...

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Supporting the Centre for Wild Animals in Kalmykia

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...

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We will be able to support five aspiring conservationists (individuals or groups) with grants of $1000 each.

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Deadline for Young Conservation Leaders Award is Nearly Here

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...

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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...

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Blog From the Field in Kazakhstan

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....

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Small Grants Programme Competition

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....

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Saiga Day 2016 Celebrated in Uzbekistan

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...

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UK Scientists Join Field Expedition to Saiga Calving Sites

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....

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Saiga News Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary

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...

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Calling conservationists between the ages of 12 and 30 who live in China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia or Uzbekistan

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2016 Young Conservation Leaders Award Announced

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...

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Saiga Die-Off Update: Surprising Findings

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....

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Russian Anti-Poaching Rangers are Now Fully Equipped

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...

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Young Uzbek Reporters Seminar

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...

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New Ranger Station in Russia

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...

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Uzbek Cartoon Celebration in Nukus

Earlier this month we held an event at the National Press Centre in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to celebrate the success of our newest award-winning cartoon. ‘A Steppe Tale II’, which won a golden Loon award at in international film festival. We invited children from the two...

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Saiga Conservation Team Visits East Africa

Among all the events we have carried out for saiga conservation world this year, we wanted to highlight our first knowledge-exchange trip. The Uzbek SCA team, including Sasha the Saiga traveled to Kenya. We had a unique opportunity to spread the word about saigas far...

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