We believe in strong presence on the ground, in saiga range states.


Who we are

The Saiga Conservation Alliance is a network of researchers and conservationists who have worked together for over 15 years to study and protect the critically endangered saiga antelope. The SCA was officially inaugurated in September 2006, and in November 2006 we were granted Candidate Partner status by the Wildlife Conservation Network.

The SCA membership includes Trustees, who have responsibility for the governance of the charity, the Steering Committee, who make the executive decisions, Institutional members, Individual members, and Supporters.


E.J. Milner-Gulland, Chair, UK
David Mallon, UK
Anthony Dancer, Treasurer, UK

Steering Committee:

E.J. Milner-Gulland, Chair, UK
Elena Bykova, Executive Secretary, Uzbekistan
Alexander Esipov, Uzbekistan
Anna Lushchekina, Russia
Yuri Arylov, Russia
Yuri Grachev, Kazakhstan
Guihong Zhang, China
Fenglian Li, China
Badamjavin Lhagvasuren, Mongolia
Buyanaa Chimeddorj, Mongolia
Aline Kühl-Stenzel, Germany
Gulmira Izimbergenova, Kazakhstan

Honorary Member:

Amankul Bekenov, Kazakhstan

The SCA’s administrative assistant, who can help with any queries, is Carlyn Samuel.

First meeting of the SCA
First meeting of the SCA