Background

What is a Saiga?

Click on the sections below to learn more about the critically endangered saiga antelope and what makes it unique.

  • Saiga antelope from captive breeding programme

    About Saigas

    Provides a background to the critically endangered saiga antelope, its history, biology and geographical range.

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  • Saiga antelope horns on the steppe at sunset

    Saiga MoU

    The CMS MoU on saiga conservation provides a prioritised set of actions to guide conservation of the saiga antelope.

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  • Saiga antelope skulls

    Conservation Status

    Indicates the status of the saiga antelope in the wild and gives an overview of the risks it faces in the near future.

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  • Weighing a saiga antelope calf

    Progress towards MoU

    Follow the activities and projects that contribute to the implementation of the CMS MoU and Action Plan on saiga antelope conservation.

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  • Saiga antelope ranger

    The SRC

    The Saiga Resource Centre is maintained by a network of researchers and conservationists involved in the conservation of the saiga antelope.

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  • E. J. Milner-Gulland

    Saiga Heroes

    People who have made a significant contribution to saiga conservation.

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  • Newborn saiga antelope

    News Archive

    Search our database of saiga antelope news items from online sources and the international press.

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