The Saiga Conservation Alliance (SCA) is committed to saving the critically endangered saiga antelope from imminent extinction. We are a long-standing network of scientists and conservationists who work across saiga range states on grassroots projects informed by sound science. At the SCA we believe in bringing stakeholders together to emphasize human needs and to act as a catalyst for sustainable conservation solutions.
Saiga - a symbol of the Kazakh steppe
This winter children from all over Kazakhstan submitted their entries to the first ever national "Saiga - a symbol of the Kazakh steppe" contest.
Every year the SCA runs a Small Grants Programme, funded by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, which allows us to support exciting conservation initiatives that help secure a future for this wonderful species. Last year we funded Bayarbaatar Buuveibaatar's essential research into the population size and factors impacting distribution in Western Mongolia.
Every year the SCA runs a Small Grants Programme, funded by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, which allows us to support exciting conservation initiatives that help ensure the future of this wonderful species. Last year we funded research into the possibility of using high resolution satellite imagery to track and monitor saigas.
What was the verdict? Read on...
In 2014, as part of his Masters course at Imperial College London, Forrest Hogg travelled to Kalmykia, Russia to carry out research into the difficult subject of the illegal hunting and consumption of saigas.
Read a summary of his report and download the full report here.
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