Conservation is increasingly concerned with ‘how’ to conserve rather than ‘what’ to conserve. Efforts to improve outcomes through greater local involvement – community based conservation – have been popular but problematic. Perspectives from the social sciences suggest that simplistic conceptions of the communities involved may be to blame.
The saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) is a migratory ungulate that inhabits the semiarid desert regions of Russia and Central Asia (Bekenov et al. 1998). The only surviving member of its genus, S.