Asia

Endangered antelope 'may be wiped out'

The death of more than 2,000 critically endangered Saiga antelope in Mongolia was caused by a d

07 February 2017

Mortality Event Hits Mongolian Saiga

Reports have reached the Secretariat that an outbreak of what is thought to be peste-des-petits ruminants (sheep and goat plague) is occurring among the Saiga Antelopes in Mongolia, where already more than 1,000 individuals have died and the epidemic is continuing.

30 January 2017

Standard Operating Procedures for detecting and reacting to incidents of health risks for and die-offs in Saiga antelopes and other wildlife in Kazakhstan

In 2010 and 2015 mass die-off events have been observed in Saiga antelope of the Ural and Betpak-Dala populations in Kazakhstan. In intervening years, smaller die-offs of hundreds to a few thousands of animals have also been observed. These are the first such reported incidents after the dramatic decline in numbers in the 1990s, which led to the current status of a critically endangered species. Only a few thousand animals were left in 2003. Hunting of Saiga antelopes is forbidden and the species is protected by international conventions.

15 August 2017

¿Una peste salvaje?

La muerte en Mongolia de cientos de antílopes saiga genera preocupación por la expansión del virus PPR

27 January 2017

Latest Update on Deaths of Mongolian Saigas

Unfortunately, latest reports from our colleagues in Mongolia indicate that over 1000 saigas have now died from the ongoing disease outbreak.

17 January 2017

Tragic saiga deaths in Mongolia

We have received reports of the tragic death of over 500 Mongolian saigas in recent weeks.

11 January 2017

Signes d’espoir pour l’antilope saïga après une extinction massive en 2015

En mai 2015, une extinction catastrophique et sans précédent causée par une infection bactérienne a anéanti plus de 200.000 antilopes saïga en quelques semaines. La population de saïgas de Betpak-Dala, dans le centre du Kazakhstan, a perdu presque 90 pour cent de ses animaux, ce qui équivaut à plus de 60 pour cent de la population mondiale, laissant l’espèce dans une situation critique.

15 June 2016