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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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Update on the Saiga Antelope Tragedy in Kazakhstan

Between 9th May and 3rd June this year, large herds of saigas at calving sites in the central population in Kazakhstan died suddenly. 148,800* carcasses were counted at burial sites by the Government rangers. Our latest expedition to the migration area and die-off...

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See us at Expo in San Francisco

This year our friends at Wildlife Conservation Network have asked SCA Uzbek partner, Elena Bykova to take part in a panel discussion with other leading conservationists, something which she is already looking forward to. Do come along and see the SCA team at our...

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Total Saiga Warrior Challenge – Training Underway!!

Marc’s training for the Total Warrior Challenge in Edinburgh next month is well underway, and he’s doing it to raise money to help save saigas. It’s billed as one of the toughest 10k events on earth, but Marc feels that the biggest challenge he has...

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Latest News on Mass Mortalities

SAIGA RESEARCH EXPEDITION On 27th June 2015, a 12-day expedition was launched to investigate the reasons for the mass die-off of Saiga antelopes in May 2015. (On 5 June the official death toll stood at 134,000 saigas). The main goal of this field mission was to follow...

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Where’s Your Saiga Herd? Send Us News and Photos!

Do you own your very own saiga? We’d love to hear how they are doing and see where they have traveled to. So, if you’d like to share your photos of your saiga at home, meeting the local wildlife or on holiday please mail them to Carlyn at...

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Хорошие новости! Вышел последний номер Сайга Ньюс

В этом выпуске мы представляем вам новости и обновления в проектах, мероприятиях и выступлениях в СМИ в течение последних шести месяцев из всех стран ареала, а также подборку разнообразных статей по сохранению и экологии сайгака. Мы рассматриваем темы от трагической...

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Saiga News Issue 19 is Now Available Online!

In this issue we bring you news and updates on projects, events and media appearances over the last 6 months from all the range states and a diverse array of articles on the conservation and ecology of the saiga antelope. We cover topics from the latest on the tragic...

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Ever Wanted to Adopt a Saiga?

Have you ever thought about ADOPTING A SAIGA? Well now you can and all funds raised go to help conserving this beautiful species. Visit our online shop ‘’ to find out more. The package includes your own cuddly saiga toy, a photo, a certificate of...

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The saiga antelope has roamed the earth since before the Ice Age, but now a sudden and mysterious outbreak of disease threatens the saiga’s existence.

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Urgent Appeal for Funds Launched

Help us to save saigas. The saiga antelope has roamed the earth since before the Ice Age, but now a sudden and mysterious outbreak of disease threatens the saiga’s existence. In just two and a half weeks between May 10 and May 27, an estimated 120,000 deaths occurred,...

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Update on Saiga Deaths in Kazakhstan

Please see our FaceBook pages to keep up to date on the latest news on this disaster: More than 120,000 saiga antelope have been confirmed dead in central Kazakhstan, representing more than a third of the...

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