Kazakh Saiga Die-Off - RFE/RL Interview with Aline Kühl-Stenzel

Around 40 percent of the critically endangered Saiga antelope have died in Kazakhstan in the last couple of months. In Kazakhstan, a lack of public information has led to widespread speculation that the die-off is connected to fuel spills after failed launches of Russia’s Proton-M rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Western scientists say there are no data to support this – but have so far failed to discover what is behind the catastrophe. (Ray Furlong and Svetlana Glushkova of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Kazakh service)

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Last updated on 30 June 2015

Type: 
News item
Country: 
Kazakhstan
Region: 
Asia
Threats: 
Diseases
Species: 
Saiga tatarica
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals