A Population Model for the Management of the Saiga Antelope
A population model for the management of saiga antelope is presented.
In order to describe the population dynamics of the saiga antelope adequately, a discreet time, stochastic age-structured model is needed. Management strategies investigated are: taking a proportion of the population or a constant number of individuals; selecting the individuals killed by age and sex or harvesting in the proportions found in the population; harvesting every year, every other year or only in years with a good climate. These options are chosen with reference to the management strategies that were in place before the collapse of the Soviet Union.