Trade in Saiga Antelope Horns and Other Parts: an Overview of Recent Global Trade Trends and Conservation Aspects with a Focus on Market Demand in South-east Asia

Trade in Saiga Antelope Horns and Other Parts

An overview of recent global trade trends and conservation aspects with a market demand in South-East Asia.

The Saiga Antelope Saiga tatarica inhabits the semi-arid deserts of Central Asia; it is found in Kazakhstan, Mongolia, the Russian Federation and in parts of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The species has been hunted for its horns, meat and hides for several centuries and there are records of historic exports of Saiga horns to China in the 18th century... Saiga horns are also known as ling yang (羚羊) and used in Traditional Chinese Medicine.