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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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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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