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Visit our 'Kuralai' website to find out about our Alternative livelihood project in Uzbekistan, where local women are creating beautiful traditionally embroidered bags to help save saigas.

Saigas are one of the most threatened species on the planet. Their numbers declined by 95% in just 15 years.

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.
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Saiga Poacher becomes Saiga Friend

Konstantin Savitsky is 48 years old, he used to poach the critically endangered saiga antelope, but now works with the Saiga Conservation Alliance to help protect them. We spoke to Konstantin to understand why he became a poacher and what happened to change his mind and help him decide to work with us.



What's coming up for the SCA?

The next few months will be a busy time for SCA members in the field, as thanks to our donors as we have a multitude of activities lined up. We are very excited about welcoming Rory McCann; conservationist and artist, to rural Uzbekistan where he will be involving local children in painting a mural in the centre of their town. The mural has been conceived by the children and centres around the theme ‘Our wildlife, our home’.



What does new infrastructure mean for saiga migrations?

When a barbed wire border fence was erected between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and a new railway began to be laid it looked like the end of the line for the saiga’s essential migrations. Two years down the line what has the SCA’s research yielded, and has our work to support government to make changes paid off?



SCA releases saiga song and music video

The SCA is branching out into the pop music world with the release of a song and video about saiga.


More news, and back issues of our biannual newsletter Saiga News, is available on our News page.