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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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Mother and daughter conservation team - saving saigas

SCA co-founder Elena Bykova is a regular to WCN’s expo in San Francisco, but this year her 19 year old daughter Olya, who is also one of SCA’s Young Conservationists, attended with her.



Young people celebrate the saiga antelope

SCA’s latest initiative to involve teenagers in the conservation of their environment and in particular the saiga antelope is really taking off. A network of ‘Steppe Wildlife clubs’ has been rolled out across Kazakhstan, Russia and Uzbekistan. Aimed at teenagers, who are the next generation of conservationists (or poachers) the clubs open a door to a fascinating world of wildlife, engaging teenagers in their local environment and how they can become actively involved in safeguarding it.



Kazakh conservation success story!

Following the results of the 2014 spring aerial survey of saiga antelope numbers in Kazakhstan it has been possible to assess the success of conservation measures taken by dedicated conservationists and local people to protect them.


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