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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.

Crisis Fundraising Appeal

A sudden, mysterious outbreak of disease currently threatens the saiga’s existence.
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More than 120,000 saigas have been confirmed dead in central Kazakhstan; more than a third of the global population.

This is a major blow for conservation efforts given that saigas have in the past ten years only just started to recover from a global population size of less than 50,000 animals following a 95% crash in numbers.

Please help us raise funds to carry out urgent actions to 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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Latest Research on the Saiga Die-off Crisis


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 the migration routes taken by saiga antelope this spring and take samples of the environmental components; water, soil, and vegetation, which may have all potentially affected the saigas, as well as investigating possible links with deaths of domestic animals and speaking to local people. A team of specialists conducted the expedition to the Kyzylorda, Karaganda, Aktobe, Kostanay and Akmola regions, covering over 4000km of the Kazakh steppe, and comprised veterinarians, ecologists, zoologists, botanists and geoecologists. This interdisciplinary team will ensure a thorough analysis of all the relevant environmental components in the saiga’s habitat.



Where's our saiga herd?

Desperately seeking our saiga friends....



Saiga News 19 now available online!

The latest issue of Saiga News (Issue 19) is now available to download in English.



Хорошие новости! Вышел последний номер Сайга Ньюс

Хорошие новости! Вышел последний номер Сайга Ньюс


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