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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 ‘Saigacraft.org’ to find out more. The package includes your own cuddly saiga toy, a photo, a certificate of...read more
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.
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,...read more
Please see our FaceBook pages to keep up to date on the latest news on this disaster: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Saiga-Conservation-Alliance More than 120,000 saiga antelope have been confirmed dead in central Kazakhstan, representing more than a third of the...read more
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...read more
We are thrilled to announce that People’s Trust for Endangered Species has just awarded the SCA a grant to carry out critically needed research into the most viable saiga population in Uzbekistan. With an estimated resident population of only 500 saigas in Uzbekistan...read more
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...read more
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...read more
In 2014 the SCA recognised the dedication of the rangers of the Stepnoi Reserve – Kalmykia, Russia in our Award for Excellence in Saiga Protection. The Stepnoi State Nature Reserve covers an area of 119 thousand. Ha, established in 2000 it is one of the few places...read more
In 2014 Baljinnyam Batsaikhan was recognised by the SCA for his outstanding work to protect saigas. He is a state environmental inspector and a leader of the Saiga ranger network team, has been working with the WWF Mongolia Programme since 2006. He supervises 12 Saiga...read more
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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...read more
The overall winners of the 2014 SCA Award for Excellence in Saiga Protection were the rangers of the Irgiz Turgai State Nature Reserve in Kazakhstan. Before we launch the 2015 award next week let’s take a look at what makes this team so special The team...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Olya Esipova is 19 years old and is a full time student at the Westminster International University In Tashkent, Uzbekistan where she is finishing a course in international foundation studies. She used her Young Conservation Leaders award to work on the SCA’s new...read more
Aigul Aitbaeva is 25 and works as the saiga project manager at the Centre for wild animals of the Republic of Kalmykia, Russia. Her Young Conservation Leaders award allowed her to develop a colourful booklet about saigas, specifically aimed at children. I wanted to...read more
Sergelen Erdenebaatar is 25 years old and works as a biologist and ecologist at Altain Nuudelchid, an NGO based in Mongolia. Sergelen is one of the SCA’s 2014 Young Conservation Leaders and he used his award to carry out research into Mongolian saiga populations....read more
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...read more
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.read more