Asia

Catastrophic Collapse of Saiga Antelopes in Central Asia

More than 120,000 saiga antelope have been confirmed dead in central Kazakhstan, representing more than a third of the global population. This is a major blow for conservation efforts given that saigas have in the past ten years only just started to recover from a global population size of less than 50,000 animals following a 95% crash in numbers.

28 May 2015

Kazachstane paslaptingai išmirė pusė nykstančių saigų populiacijos

Pastarosiomis savaitėmis mirė mažiausiai 120 tūkst. saigų – nykstančių dykaraginių šeimos žinduolių. Tai – beveik pusė visame pasaulyje likusios populiacijos, rašo „Newsweek“.

28 May 2015

Mystery disease claims half world population of saiga antelopes

The death toll of iconic saiga antelopes in central Asia has soared to around 120,000, almost half of the world's remaining population, according to unofficial estimates.

27 May 2015

Massensterben der Saiga-Antilopen

Ein Drittel des Weltbestandes verendet - Bis zu 85.000 Saiga-Antilopen sind in Kasachstan binnen weniger Tage gestorben – ein Drittel des gesamten Weltbestandes. Die kasachischen Behörden sowie internationale Experten sind bereits seit Tagen vor Ort, um ein genaues Bild der Lage zu bekommen.

27 May 2015

Kazakhstan's mass antelope deaths mystify conservationists

With over 19,000 carcasses buried and more deaths expected officials are no closer to determining the cause of the catastrophe.

21 May 2015

Update: More than 27,000 Saigas Confirmed Dead: CMS Sends Out Emergency Expert Mission

In response to a request from Kazakhstan, the CMS Secretariat is sending out an expert mission today to strengthen work to identify the cause of the current saiga die-off.

21 May 2015

В Костанайской области продолжается массовый падеж сайгаков

На юге Костанайской области продолжается массовый падеж сайгаков. Гибель зафиксирована в природном резервате «Алтын Дала».

20 May 2015

More than 10,000 Saigas Found Dead in Central Kazakhstan

About 10,000 saigas have been found dead in Amangeldy district of the Kostanay region in Central Kazakhstan.

19 May 2015

Illegal Take and Trade of Marine Turtles in the IOSEA Region

Illegal take of marine turtles can assume various forms, from poaching of animals and eggs on nesting beaches to illegal take of animals at sea.   Typically, green and leatherback turtles are hunted for their meat; the hawksbill turtle is hunted for its carapace as the raw material for craftwork; while the eggs of loggerhead and olive ridley turtles are considered a delicacy.  Turtle meat consumption reportedly occurs in 75% of IOSEA Signatory States, while trade in shell products seems to be predominant in East Asian countries.  Whereas numerous investigations in this regard have been unde

18 January 2018