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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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2015 Award for Excellence in Saiga Protection launched

You will have seen our updates on the incredible people and teams who were honoured in the 2014 awards. Today we launch the search for the special individuals and teams who go the extra mile to protect saigas in our 2015 Award for Excellence in Saiga Protection



2015 Премия за выдающиеся достижения в охране сайгака запущен

Вы видели наши обновления на невероятных людей и команд, которые были удостоены в 2014 наград. Сегодня мы запускаем поиск специальных людей и команд, которые идут лишнюю милю, чтобы охранять сайгаков в нашем 2015 премии за выдающиеся достижения в охране сайгака



UPDATE on the 2014 Award for Excellence in Saiga Protection... The rangers of the Stepnoi Reserve

In 2014 the SCA recognised the dedication of the rangers of the Stepnoi Reserve – Kalmykia, Russia in our Award for Excellence in Saiga Protection

The Stepnoi State Nature Reserve covers an area of 119 thousand. Ha, established in 2000 it is one of the few places where a population of about 3,500 saigas can be seen almost all year round. The small, yet dedicated group of rangers feel very protective towards their saigas and endure some extreme conditions to keep them safe.


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