Asia

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

Half the world's saiga antelopes died in two weeks. Now what?

A massive and mysterious die off in the spring/summer of 2015 killed tens of thousands of saiga, an Asian antelope

03 November 2015

Half of world's rare antelope population died within weeks

Scientists are struggling to explain the mass die-off of at least 150,000 endangered saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan earlier this year.

03 November 2015

Countries Agree on Actions to Help Save Saiga Antelopes

Saiga Range Countries and Experts Convene in Tashkent Following Saiga Mass Mortality Event

03 November 2015

More Than Half of Entire Species of Saigas Gone in Mysterious Die-Off

Scientists now estimate that at least 211,000 endangered saiga antelopes — 88 percent of the Betpak-dala population in Kazakhstan and more than half of the species — died

02 November 2015

Saiga Conservation: Setting the Roadmap for the Years to Come

Tashkent / Bonn, 26 October 2015 – The Third Meeting of the Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding concerning Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of the Saiga Antelope (Saiga MOU) and Technical Workshop for saiga antelope experts is taking place this week from 26 to 29 October 2015 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan with representatives of governments, UN agencies, NGOs and academia in attendance.

26 Octobre 2015