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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.

Russian Saigas: Fundraising Appeal

A sudden, mysterious outbreak of disease currently threatens the saiga’s existence.
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The Centre for Wild Animals in the Republic of Kalmykia is the leading saiga captive breeding centre. Due to government restructuring, it currently has no funding, even to feed its animals, and its staff are working unpaid.

Please help to secure the future of this vital conservation centre.

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.
Donations are crucial to the SCA. If you would like to support our work, please click here.

Want to learn more about the enigmatic saiga? Click here.



Latest SCA educational mural comes to Kalmykia

For the past 4 years, I (Rory McCann) have worked as a mural artist, with a focus on using my art to inspire people to have a greater interest in wildlife. Without a doubt, the most exciting and rewarding work I have done to date has been with the Saiga Conservation Alliance (SCA) in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and most recently, Russia. In each of these cases, I have travelled to a part of the country where Saigas are under threat.

The 2016 awards are generously supported by Wildlife Conservation Network and we are pleased to be able to announce the winners.



SCA SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME: Final Winners announced

Engaging local people in saiga conservation in Kazakhstan



SCA SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME: More Winners announced

Booklet to illustrate importance of saiga antelope in cultural history in Kalmykia


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