Ural Saigas in the wild
Image credit: Saiga Conservation Alliance

Building Public Engagement for Conservation of the Ural Saiga Population

2010 - 2011
Species protected
Saiga Saiga tatarica

Project objectives

These tried and tested methods of exciting the imagination and involving people in conserving their natural and cultural heritage can turn people’s concern and grief for the Saiga into positive action. Local communities are the best guardians of the species, as they are able to change the attitudes and behaviours of their family, friends and neighbours. In this way we hope to turn a conservation disaster into the foundations for an ongoing engagement with local community in the Ural region, and a better future for the Saiga, as well as an opportunity for joint work among saiga conservation organizations that will lead to strong collaborations in the future.

This project is implemented by Saiga Conservation Alliance.