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An Artist Steppe-ing Out, by Rory McCann

As I am driven through Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan, I see a city being rapidly developed. The Spring is late to arrive and the temperature is -9. There is snow piled everywhere and the river that passes through Astana is frozen solid, with people sat upon...

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2015 Award for Excellence in Saiga Protection Launched

In 2014 the SCA recognised the dedication of the rangers of the Irgiz Turgai State Nature Reserve in Kazakhstan, the rangers of the Stepnoi Reserve – Kalmykia, Russia, and Baljinnyam Batsaikhan in Mongolia. The Saiga Conservation Alliance is seeking nominations for...

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2015 Премия за выдающиеся достижения в охране сайгака запущен

В 2014 году SCA признал самоотверженность рейнджеров Иргиз-Тургайского государственного природного заповедника в Казахстане, рейнджеров Степной заповедник – Калмыкия, Россия и Baljinnyam Batsaikhan в Монголии. Альянс по сохранению сайгака объявляет конкурс на...

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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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Интервью с Айгуль Айтбаевой , стипендианткой Премии Альянса по сохранению сайгака для молодых лидеров в области охраны природы в 2014 г.

Айгуль Айтбаевой 25 лет. Она работает в «Центре диких животных Республики Калмыкия», Россия. Данная премия позволила ей разработать небольшой красочный буклет о сайгаках для детей. Айгуль, расскажите мне немного о вашей работе? В основном , я работаю в сфере...

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Объявление о возможности получения Премии Альянс по сохранению сайгака 2015 года для молодых лидеров в области охраны окружающей среды

Альянс по сохранению сайгака признает особую важность поддержки представителей молодого поколения экологов. В рамках данной премии для молодых лидеров Альянс сможет поддержать пять проектов, представленных индивидуально или группой экологов, предоставив им грант в...

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Call for entries for the 2015 Young Conservation Leaders Award

Following on from the success of the 2014 Young Conservation Leaders award, the Saiga Conservation Alliance is pleased to launch the 2015 call for entries from young conservationists based in China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia and Uzbekistan. The SCA recognises that...

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Saiga Competition in Kazakhstan Receives Over 3000 Entries

This winter more than 3000 children from all over Kazakhstan submitted their entries to the first ever national “Saiga – a symbol of the Kazakh steppe” contest. The competition was run by the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of...

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Assessing Population Abundance and Distribution in Western Mongolia

The overarching aims of the project were to estimate population size of saiga with associated confidence intervals across its entire range in western Mongolia, and to conduct spatial modelling on the survey data to assess the human and environmental factors influencing the distribution of the saiga.

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In recent years, attempts have been made to conduct saiga censuses by means of aerial photography using drones.

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Can Satellite Technology Help Save Saigas?

Using High Definition Satellite Images to Monitor Saigas Censuses are an important component of monitoring the status of wildlife populations. Different techniques are used for different species, on account of their specific biological characteristics. The European...

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Tackling the Illegal Consumption and Trade of Saigas

In 2014 Forrest Hogg carried out research into the the Illegal consumption and trade of the pre-Caspian saiga population, using a novel approach he was able to reveal that the consumption of saiga meat in the rural districts of Kalmykia (Russian Federation) is both common and widespread. He found that people’s views of the different qualities of saiga meat are diverse, reflecting a range of values, tastes and pre-existing cultural norms.

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Борьба с незаконным потреблением и оборотом сайгаков

В 2014 году Форрест Хогг проведены исследования в незаконной потребления и торговли Прикаспийском популяции сайгака, используя новый подход он был в состоянии показать, что потребление сайгачатины в сельских районах Калмыкии (Россия) является как общие, так и широко...

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