Asia

Mystery as 120,000 endangered antelopes die in Kazakhstan

Los Angeles: More than 120,000 critically endangered saiga antelopes - more than a third of the worldwide population - have died in Kazakhstan since mid-May, and the cause of the "catastrophic coll

01 June 2015

Scientists probe mysterious wave of antelope deaths

Around half of the world's critically endangered Saiga antelope have died suddenly in Kazakhstan since 10 May.

BBC

01 June 2015

Mort mystérieuse de 120 000 antilopes saïgas, en voie d'extinction

Plus de 120 000 saïgas, des antilopes menacées d'extinction, ont été trouvées mortes ces deux dernières semaines au Kazakhstan, ex-république soviétique d'Asie centrale, « soit plus d'un tiers

31 May 2015

120,000 endangered saiga antelopes die mysteriously in Kazakhstan

More than 120,000 critically endangered saiga antelopes — more than one-third of the worldwide population — have died in Kazakhstan since mid-May, and the cause of the “catastrophic collapse” is un

31 May 2015

Saigas, an Endangered Antelope, Dying of Mystery Disease

The saiga, a critically endangered Asian antelope species, has been decimated by a mysterious, fast-moving disease.

29 May 2015

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