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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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Экранларымызда жыллар дауамында Устирт кенликлеринде Сайгаклар хам адамлар арасында тыгыз байланыста жасаганлыгы хаккында Устирт сайгаклары жасауга хакылы атамасында жана хужжетли фильм шыгарылмакта

Экранларымызда жыллар дауамында Устирт кенликлеринде Сайгаклар хам адамлар арасында тыгыз байланыста жасаганлыгы хаккында «Устирт сайгаклары жасауга хакылы» атамасында жана хужжетли фильм шыгарылмакта. Кейинги уакытлары табийий ресурслардан надурыс пайдаланыу...

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На экраны выходит новый документальный фильм “Сайгаки Устюрта

Право на жизнь”, рассказывающий о том, как люди в течение сотен лет жили в гармонии сайгаками на плато Устюрт. Однако в последнее время неустойчивое использование природных ресурсов и индустриальное развитие региона начало негативно влиять на его природу....

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New Film About Protecting Saigas in Uzbekistan

Thanks to The Whitley Fund for Nature and Wildlife Conservation Network the SCA has been able to produce a short film showing how people lived side by side with saigas on the Ustyurt plateau for hundreds of years, until recently when the region’s economic...

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Saiga-based PhD Opportunity at the University of Bristol

Elucidating climatic drivers of mass mortality in the endangered Saiga antelope. In May 2015, catastrophic mortality affected calving aggregations of saigas in their core range, wiping out half the global population in a few weeks. The cause remains uncertain, with...

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Schools in Uzbekistan celebrate Migratory Species Day

It’s became an annual event for schools in the saiga regions of Nukus and Ustyurt to host Migratory Species Day events just before the Christmas break. This year, the the SCA team visited the Steppe Wildlife Club “Hope” which the first to celebrate. High school...

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Countries Agree on Actions to Help Save Saiga Antelopes

Saiga Range Countries and Experts Convene in Tashkent Following Saiga Mass Mortality Event Latest figures presented at the meeting show that more than 150,000 adult saiga antelopes died during the mass mortality event which hit the species in central Kazakhstan...

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Saiga Youth Camp – 2015

From 17-24th August 25 Uzbek children between the ages of 11-15 joined the SCA’s first ‘Saiga Youth Wildlife Camp’. 18 children from Karakalpakia, the region where saigas can still be found in Uzbekistan and 7 children from Tashkent who acted as ‘local guides’, as...

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