Asia

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

Did climate change kill over 200,000 Kazakh antelopes?

Scientists say unseasonal rains could have caused the mass deaths of Kazakhstan's endangered saiga antelope

26 May 2016

CMS and ACBK raise awareness on migratory mammals at the mining forum “Minex Central Asia” in Astana

The 7th mining forum "MINEX Central Asia – 2016" was hosted in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana on 19-21 April 2016. For the first time the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), represented by Kazakhstan’s largest nature conservation NGO, the Association for the Conservation of the Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK), participated in a major event organized by the mining industry.

15 May 2016

Mass deaths of saiga antelope in Kazakhstan caused by bacteria

Almost total decimation of Betpak-Dala’s population of 200,000 saiga antelopes in 2015 caused by pathogen that led to hemorrhagic septicemia, say scientists

The Guardian

14 April 2016

Experts Discuss Nature Conservation in Former Soviet Republics

“Nature Conservation in the Countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia – Lessons learned from the transformation process and challenges for the future”

24 March 2016