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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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News

16.03.2015

Saiga Competition in Kazakhstan receives over 3000 entries


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.

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17.02.2015

Assessing population abundance and 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 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.

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10.02.2015

Can satellite technology help save saigas?


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...

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04.02.2015

Tackling the Illegal consumption and trade of saigas


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